Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, November 20th is National Adoption Day and it serves as a reminder that more than 120,000 children and youth waiting to be adopted in the United States are at risk of aging out of foster care without permanent family connections; and

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

WHEREAS, in 2020 more than 700 of Nevada's children were adopted out of foster care into stable, welcoming Silver State families; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's Adoption Call to Action Team partners with stakeholder organizations to target recruitment strategies and find permanency for youth who have longer stays in foster care; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services believes that every child deserves a safe, loving, and permanent family where they will be welcomed, loved and provided with every opportunity to thrive and reach their highest potential; and

WHEREAS, I am proud to join adoptive organizations and families from across Nevada in highlighting the benefits of adoption for foster care children and the integral foundation that Silver State families provide;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim November 20, 2021, as

ADOPTION DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 29th day of October, 2021

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