Howdy Doody!

Here is Barack Obama’s official National Adoption Awareness Month Resolution. I’m posting the whole thing here so you don’t have to run over to the Federal Register.

Bastardette especially likes this part:

By continually opening up the doors to adoption, and supporting full equality in adoption laws for all American families, we allow more children to find the permanent homes they yearn for and deserve.

Of course, this is a sop to the GLBT community who Obama so unceremoniously dumped in Maine yesterday, and will no doubt continue to dump. It sure ain’t about bastard equality. Even though obc access is not a federal issue, we’re not even on the radar.

[Federal Register: November 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 212)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 57227-57228]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

Presidential Documents

[[Page 57227]]

Proclamation 8445 of October 30, 2009

National Adoption Month, 2009

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

All children deserve a safe, loving family to protect
and care for them. In America, thousands of young
people are waiting for that opportunity. During
National Adoption Month, we honor those families that
have strengthened America through adoption, and we
recommit to reducing the number of children awaiting
adoption into loving families.

America is a country rich in resources and filled with
countless caring men and women who hope to adopt. These
individuals come from all walks of life, united in
their commitment to love a child who is in need of the
protective arms of a parent. We must do more to ensure
that adoption is a viable option for them. By
continually opening up the doors to adoption, and
supporting full equality in adoption laws for all
American families, we allow more children to find the
permanent homes they yearn for and deserve.

This month, we also focus on children in foster care.
These children are not in the system by their own
choosing, but are forced into it by unfortunate or
tragic circumstances. These young people have specific
needs and require unique support. Federal, State, and
local governments, communities, and individuals all
have a role to play in ensuring that foster children
have the resources and encouragement they need to
realize their hopes and dreams.

The course of our future will depend on what we do to
help the next generation of Americans succeed. This
month, we celebrate those families brought together by
adoption and renew our commitments to children in the
foster care system.

United States of America, by virtue of the authority
vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the
United States, do hereby proclaim November 2009 as
National Adoption Month. I call upon all Americans to
observe this month by reaching out to support and honor
adoptive families, as well as to participate actively
in efforts to find permanent homes for waiting

[[Page 57228]]

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two
thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United
States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

(Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-26759
Filed 11-3-09; 11:15 am]

Billing code 3195-W9-P

More tomorrow! Taking adoption back one blog at a time.


  1. How the HELL do we get this man’s attention? Really?

    Are President Obama’s “handlers” so controlling that he doesn’t have a mind of his own to search the internet and research what he’s going to speak about?

    Is he really just a mouth for the crooked politicians and their fat-pocketed lobbyists?

  2. Anon, I don’t think he is just a mouth piece (or a dog on a leash) – I think he is just as brainwashed as the rest of the general public. You would not believe how many times I have been inundated with the stupid statements of how “angelic” of me to “give” my daughter to someone who could give her a better life (if you are into severe abuse). Makes me want to ralph. At the same time, he stuck to what the stupid Adoption Awareness was supposed to be – about getting kids out of foster care – and, since I spent a long time in foster care, I am ambivalent about adoption out of care – at least for the older kids with no hope of returning home.

  3. I’ve written him about this very issue on two occasions. But it seems that adoption is a sacred cow along with God, baseball and apple pie. Advisors would have apoplexy if their politico were to question the institution.

    I will continue to write him. More needs to be said about keeping mother and child together and supporting these little families until they get on their feet.

  4. Form what I know resolutions are presented to the president (or other governmental body) by the sponsors of the special day, week, month. They are vetted, and cleaned up to conform to standard style and language and sent off to the president to sign. The job probably goes to some lowly intern.

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