Ricketts declares November as Adoption Awareness Month

Ricketts says Nebraska has 646 children who are waiting for adoption. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation on Monday declaring November as Adoption Awareness Month.

Ricketts and other Nebraska officials spoke about the importance of adoption and urged Nebraskans to consider fostering children.

Ricketts says the numbers for adoptions in Nebraska have been down in recent years. In 2020, there were 360 adoptions and there have been 304 adoptions so far in 2021.

According to Ricketts, those numbers are low in comparison to the 500 or more adoptions in previous years.

Ricketts says Nebraska has 646 children who are waiting for adoption.

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