It's National Adoption Month - A Celebration of Creating Forever Families

November is National Adoption Month. Here at Guardian ad Litem we strive to help our children achieve permanency, and adoption is one of the ways in which that is achieved (along with reunification, permanent guardianship, and permanent placement). In the state of Florida at any one time there can be as many as 800 children available for adoption.

This video, shared on Facebook by ABC Channel 7, NY, shows the moment 10-year-old Ivey finds out she’s being adopted. Grab the tissues, I joined in and cried tears of joy over the beautiful news. So many children would love to have a forever home like Ivey.

For more information on the adoption process, you can visit, and of course, we would love to have your consider becoming a volunteer child advocate for Guardian ad Litem so that you can help the court understand what is in the best interest of the child. Check out our website to learn more about what’s involved in doing so.