To many people, November is a month of Thanksgiving, family, and holiday plans. But, what you may not know is, November is also Adoption Awareness Month. This month is all about opening society’s eyes to families that don’t look the same. It’s not about celebration. It’s about acknowledging that there are children, in this world, that have experienced loss. Those children need parents and families to step up and invite them in. They need a voice. Adoption Awareness Month, is about shedding some light on a different route to creating a family. It’s not all sunshine and flowers, but it is raw and real.