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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 need and deserve community and public agency respect, support and encouragement; and

WHEREAS, 746 of Nevada’s children were adopted in 2017; and

WHEREAS, more than 117,000 children in the United 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 2018 as

 Adoption Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Sandoval, Barbara Cegavske and Craig Kozeniesky