The History of National Adoption Month The foundation for the month-long adoption awareness designation began with President Ronald Reagan in 1984. He did not create a whole month dedicated to adoptions, but he did create the first.
Adoption can mean different things for different people; for some, it is a rather touchy subject that makes everyone uncomfortable, while others are a lot more open-minded and willing to talk about it. Some will have concerns.
Adoption can be a dramatic and taxing experience not only for the parents but for the children involved. The lives of the rest of the family, especially if the child will have step-siblings, could also be changed.