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November is National Adoption Month. The Children's Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds the National Adoption Month initiative each November through a partnership with AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway. This year’s theme is: “Engage Youth: Listen and Learn," which highlights the need for families and permanent connections for teens, who are less likely to be adopted and more likely to age out of foster care without strong or stable family support. More than 122,000 children and teens are in foster care waiting to be adopted in the United States. To learn more about adoption from foster care, see this FAQ from AdoptUSKids. In Arkansas, visit Project Zero or Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime (CALL), which reaches out to churches, including Catholic churches, statewide to help members become foster or adoptive parents.