November is National Adoption Month in Missouri. Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division, and the Missouri Heart Gallery, encourage families and local communities this month to raise awareness for the children waiting for adoption. This year's focus for National Adoption Month is “Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections” Department of Social Services Director Brian Kinkade, says, every child deserves to have the opportunity to grow and develop in a stable home and be surrounded by a family that loves, encourages, and supports them. Missouri has approximately 1,500 children in the state who are currently waiting and hoping to find forever homes with loving families. The Children's Division is always looking for nurturing, loving individuals who would be interested in becoming foster parents and opening their home to children in need. To find out more information about foster parenting, call 1-800-554-2222.