November is adoption awareness month.
Last week, Governor Robert Bentley signed a proclamation recognizing National Adoption Awareness month in the state of Alabama. After the signing ceremony, I had a chance to talk to Governor Bentley about adoption.
“Two our children are natural, two of our children are adopted, I don't know exactly which two are which, because that's not something you every even think about again, I don't. It is special to us, we do believe in adoption and we believe that we should promote adoption. I remember the first time we got our first little boy, we got four boys, our first little boy, I remember the blue blanket that he had and that's really all he had. I remember how special that was, I still remember that today and the second one we got him and I remember he cried for five months, but we kept him anyway,” Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said.
With the awareness of adoption in Alabama, Governor Bentley is working to bring permanency to the forefront for Alabama’s foster children.
“We want to see our foster children adopted,” Governor Bentley said.
The foster children you see every Monday at 5, just waiting for a forever family.
“We have a lot of great foster families, foster care across the state, we want to encourage that also, but we want people to have permanent homes, we want children to have permanent homes, that's what's very important,” Governor Bentley said.