Wicker Thankful for Mississippi’s Adoptive Families

Every year, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, communities across the country celebrate National Adoption Day. For thousands of children, this special day marks the final step in their move from foster care to a permanent home. In Mississippi, events throughout the month of November – annually recognized as National Adoption Month – have helped finalize the adoptions of dozens of children in foster care.

It is fitting that National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month coincide with a time for giving thanks with loved ones. I am thankful Mississippians continue to open their hearts and homes to children in need of a family. According to the Mississippi Department of Human Services, approximately 350 children are adopted in the state each year.

Sen. Roger Wicker Press Release
12/02