This is an age where acceptance of culture, race, religion, and gender preference is becoming the norm. In fact, Wheat Ridge, Colorado residents witnessed family law history when the first civil union was celebrated on May 1.
More children are adopted in the United States than in any other country. Recently, the National Council for Adoption gathered survey results from American households regarding celebrity adoption. Those being interviewed responded that celebrity adoptions draw the public's attention whereas non-celebrities, including those in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, do not draw anyone's attention. For them, this is a commentary on society.
U.S. citizens who adopted foreign children dropped by seven percent in 2012 to levels not seen since 1994. Experts say the number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents will be even lower this year, as Russia has recently prohibited U.S. residents from adopting Russian children.
Couples interested in international adoption to start a family may not be able to adopt children from Russia if legislation is passed by the upper house and signed by the country's president. The legislation would ban Americans from adopting children from Russia.
November is National Adoption Month in the U.S. Adoption agencies in Colorado have been promoting adoption and explaining the adoption process to show that it isn't as complicated as many believe.