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Join us as we recognize National Adoption Day 

Each year, families across the country celebrate National Adoption Day on November 22nd. This year, the Diocese of Syracuse invites families in our diocese that have been blessed by adoption to celebrate this special day at home and with your parish family! Below is a statement by Most Reverend Bishop Robert J. Cunningham regarding National Adoption Day:

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him - Psalm 127:3

When parents welcome a child into their lives through adoption, it is an act of abundant love. Adoption is an example of God's love for all of us. It is important that as a church family we celebrate the occasion and recognize that adoption is a special and holy act. Adoption is the way by which all Christ's believers enter into the family of God. In the Bible, we see many references to adoption: Moses was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter as part of God's plan for the deliverance of Israel. Esther was adopted by her cousin Mordecai after her parents died. Joseph, too, shared his abundant love as the foster father to Jesus. 

On November 22, we observe National Adoption Day and invite you to celebrate the families in your parish who have been blessed by adoption. 

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