Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"You Don't Have to be Perfect to be a Perfect Parent" PSAs

November is National Adoption Month and this year the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council have teamed up to create a PSA campaign encouraging prospective adoptive parents to adopt older youth* from foster care

*older youth and teens have lower adoption rates than younger children, and they often wait longer to be adopted.  Currently, of the 5,560 youth photo-listed on the website as available for adoption, 43% are between the ages of 15 and 18 years old. Source:

(Incidentally, adopting an older child from foster care is something I really want to do when the time is right for our family!)

These clips are not only humorous but I, for one, think the tagline is reassuring: "You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent."

Take a look at the newest clips:

(I also happen to be allergic to cats- much to the chagrin of my kitty-loving daughters- so I related to the mom in the second clip.)

 To see more PSAs and real stories and experiences from foster adoptive families check out adoptuskidsYouTube channel.