7 ways to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month as a Family!

  1. Revisit your child’s adoption story together and have each family member share from their unique perspective or create a book together through Shutterfly or blurb.com.
  2. Watch positive adoption-related movies as a family.
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • ELF
  • Annie (2014 version)
  • Chimpanzee Documentary (Disneynature documentary)
  • Tigger Movie
  • Despicable Me 1 and 2
  • Kung Fu Panda 1, 2 and 3
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins (age 10+)
  • Lion (age 13+)
  • Easy A (age 15+)
  • Instant Family (age 13+)
  • Found documentary on Netflix (age 13+)
  • Dan in Real Life (age 13+)
  1. Read books together that promote the value of adoption.
  • Bringing Asha Home by Uma Krishnaswami
  • Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel
  • Happy Adoption Day! by John McCutcheon
  • We Match on the Inside: A book to help your child answer questions about adoption by Christine Bunkowski
  • I’ve Loved You Since Forever by Hoda Kotb
  • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk (age 12+)
  • A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life (age 13+)
  1. Celebrate your child’s heritage!
  • Make a meal from your child’s birth country or go out to a restaurant featuring food from your child’s country.
  • Watch a movie or documentary about your child’s birth country or heritage.
  • Visit cultural festivals or museum exhibits
  • Incorporate a tradition from your child’s birth country.
  • Learn the language of your child’s birth country.
Varenyky (or Peirogis) is a popular Ukranian dish.
Varenyky (or Peirogis) is a popular Ukranian dish.
  1. Spread the word about CCAI’s Adoption Services and Orphan Care.

  1. Educate yourself and the people around you about adoption and adoptee experiences  through CCAI’s The Park Adoption Community Center
  2. Get your child involved in AdopTween (ages 9-12) or AdopTeen (ages 13+) through virtual and in-person events!
Adopteen Camp Conference Summer 2021