See the whole picture

This National Adoption Month, commit to enlarging your vision and hearing new perspectives on adoption.

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Adoption means many things to many people

No matter a person’s connection to it, adoption holds a range of meanings—and sparks a range of emotions—for everyone.

Adoption can be messy, complicated, devastating, painful, confusing, alienating, hard to process—especially if it wasn’t your choice but even if it was. There are times when it can be beautiful, but it’s never only that. The whole range of emotions is true, even when adoption brings conflicting emotions at the same time.

Not everyone sees adoption the same way

There’s no right way to think about adoption. Adoptees don’t all see it the same way. Neither do birth parents or adoptive parents. And that’s OK. One person’s lived experience won’t match another’s. But together, the scope of perspectives, emotions, and experiences can help us all see the whole picture.

Download free National Adoption Month resources

Use these materials to help your friends, family, and community see the whole picture of adoption.


A beautiful poster to share virtually, or in your church, neighborhood, or office.


PowerPoint slide

A PowerPoint slide to display during a church service, community meeting, or other presentation.


How is adoption impacting you?

Expectant parents

If you are pregnant and need guidance, you can always connect with Bethany. We help thousands of expectant parents every year—of all ages and backgrounds—and empower them to make a plan, including an adoption plan.

Learn about pregnancy support


Adoption is a lifelong journey, and adoptees deserve information and support. Find the help you’re looking for through a variety of our trusted partners who provide services and resources designed for adoptees.

Learn about adult adoptee support

Adoptive parents

Are you willing and able to adopt a child, teen, or sibling group from foster care? The most important quality you need to be an adoptive parent is a deep commitment to children who have been through life-changing trauma and loss.

Learn about adoption through foster care

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Have questions about adoption? Need support?

However you’ve been impacted by adoption, we’re here to help.