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WHEREAS, Nevada recognizes the importance of giving children permanent, safe and loving families through adoption; and

WHEREAS, families who have adopted children require and deserve community and public agency respect, support and encouragement; and

WHEREAS, 727 of Nevada’s children were adopted in 2016; and

WHEREAS, more than 110,000 children in the Unites States foster care system are waiting to be adopted; and

WHEREAS, more than 4,575 children in Nevada are waiting for permanent families; and

WHEREAS, this effort, along with similar celebrations around the country, offer children the chance to live in stable and loving families while also encouraging dedicated individuals to make a difference in the life of a child through adoption;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 2017 as

 Adoption Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Cadence Matijevich