AdoptUsKids $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Posted on Nov 23 2015 - 12:34pm by Susan Bewley

We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.

National Adoption Month Awareness Giveaway- US 18+- Ends 11-30-15


Bloggin’ Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council. November is National Adoption Month and they are encouraging prospective parents to adopt older youth from foster care.

The theme for National Adoption Month is, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.” That’s because older children and youth still have many big milestones in their life they need a family for.

There are 415,000 children in the U.S. foster care system and 108,000 are waiting to be adopted. AdoptUSKids’ maintains a national photo listing service for children waiting to be adopted. Since the project launched in 2002, more than 25,000 children who were once photo listed on have been adopted and nearly 38,000 families have registered to adopt through the website. Nevertheless, older youth are disproportionately represented – approximately 41 percent of children and youth photo listed on are between 15 and 18 years old, but only 17 percent of those adopted have been in this age group.

Older youth and teens have lower adoption rates than younger children, and they often wait longer to be adopted. But no matter their age, all kids need a supportive, loving home and the teenage years are a critical period for growth.

Visit or to call 1-888-200-4005(English) or 1-877-236-7831 (Spanish) to receive the latest information about the foster care system and the adoption process. You can also visit the campaign’s communities on Facebook and Twitter.

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard!

Give­away begins Novem­ber 21st, 2015 at 6pm EST and ends November 30th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older.
Win­ner will be selected by and be noti­fied by email.
See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.

Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the AdoptUSKids are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Dani H November 24, 2015 at 7:23 am -

    I was not aware of the programs like Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Mentor a Child in Foster Care ~ it’s wonderful to know there are things we can be involved in even if we’re not in a position to foster or adopt children.

    What a wonderful post!

  2. Cynthia Hilliard November 24, 2015 at 7:34 am -

    I just recently found out i cant adopt because im a convicted felon. Even though its old,and non violent. Im really hurt,i would love to give a couple teenagers a loving home!

  3. Karen Giasson November 24, 2015 at 8:31 am -

    My daughter is in the process of adopting a beautiful little girl. It’s too bad that the process takes so long though.

  4. Shelley November 24, 2015 at 10:07 am -

    I was able to find the link to my state’s foster care and adoption guidelines. I haven’t had any experience with adoption or foster care.

  5. Terri Irvin November 24, 2015 at 12:20 pm -

    A high school friend of mine adopted a beautiful little girl from China. She is the joy of their lives and is adored by all. I can see first hand from this experience how life-changing adoption can be. I learned that November is national adoption month.

  6. heather e.g. kaufman November 24, 2015 at 3:22 pm -

    I learned that over 25,000 kids listed on here have been adopted! I have a cousin that was adopted many years ago. He was 8 yrs old & mentally handicap. His birth mother couldn’t take care of him, so my aunt & uncle adopted him. That was over 35 yrs ago & he is still doing great with them!

  7. Kristen November 24, 2015 at 5:04 pm -

    I learned that they have helped over 25,000 kids get placed with adoptive families. I have a family member and a few friends who are adopted, and I have considered adopting.

  8. Sherwood November 24, 2015 at 7:43 pm -

    I have no experiences with adoption. I don’t think I even know anyone who’s adopted. I think it’s a system that needs to be emphasized more to couples who want children, though. Why not take in someone in need of a home instead of making more mouths in the world to feed?

  9. Krystal Waters November 25, 2015 at 2:22 am -

    I don’t have any experiences with adoption and I don’t know anyone that was adopted. I learned that each year as many as 25,000 children age out of foster care without the support that a permanent family provides.

  10. Jennifer Rote November 25, 2015 at 7:14 am -

    I found out 25,111 kids found permanent homes after being listed on the site. I have no personal experience with adoption.

  11. sandra November 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm -

    I was not adopted, and I don’t think I know anyone who has been. though I do know a few people who have adopted children. I learned November is National Adoption Month!

  12. Christine November 25, 2015 at 4:59 pm -

    I learned that November is national adoption month! I’m not an adopted child nor have I ever adopted a child!

  13. Birdiebee November 25, 2015 at 8:46 pm -

    I learned that there are 25,111 children adopted and placed with permanent families. The experience I have with adoption is that both my niece and nephew were adopted from Korea after my brother and his wife were unable to have children.

  14. The Frugal Exerciser November 26, 2015 at 11:41 pm -

    I found out that it doesn’t take as long as they say to adopt a kid in the US versus one overseas. It is also cheaper to adopt in the USA.

  15. Sarah Kurtz November 28, 2015 at 10:29 am -

    I can’t believe there is such a need for foster/adoption for older kids and siblings. I wish I had room. If I had a house I would definitely adopt and foster kids. Any age! I don’t have experience with adoption but I know its a great thing.

  16. Nichole F November 28, 2015 at 4:05 pm -

    I did not realize there are 104,000 children in foster care in the U.S. who are available for adoption. My husband and I hope to pursue adoption in the next few years. Thank you for raising awareness!

  17. James November 29, 2015 at 5:58 am -

    Its National Adoption Month. Didn’t know that until now. My family has a long history of adoption, which is very cool. I named my child in honor of one of my early family members who did just that, which set in motion kind of a chain of adoptions in my family in the following years.

  18. Susan S., TN November 29, 2015 at 3:29 pm -

    I learned that each year at least 25K children age out of the foster care system, which is crazy, with no help from a family. I feel so sad for those children having no family by their side. I pray that one day no child will be left in the foster care system & all find amazing wonderful homes..