In celebration of National Adoption Month, Placer Kids is pleased to announce its November Foster Family of the Month, Marv and Terese Green. The Greens reside in Placer County and have been licensed for 10 months. They have three children — Bradley, 15, Marvin, 18, and Genevieve, 21. The Greens have been married for 22 years and have lived in Roseville for the past 13 years. Becoming foster/adopt parents was an easy process, Terese said, noting that foster parenting classes allowed the Greens to meet others in their position and to hear stories about foster care. The Greens completed the adoption home-study process so they could be ready when the right child came along, Terese said. They have provided respite and regular foster care, and are currently on a concurrent plan with a 7-year-old girl. “As the kids come in and out of our lives and I explain to my own children why some have to leave, I remind them that we have to take a moment to be grateful to have shared some time with them,” Terese said. “There are many reminders of the kids who have touched our lives, around us. Periodically one of my kids will say ‘Hey mom, remember when … ’ and I smile, laugh and celebrate the memories my family has. I am grateful for this experience and I look forward to the kids who may cross our paths in the future.” November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. National Adoption Week became National Adoption Month in 1990. Today, National Adoption Month is celebrated during the month of November throughout the United States. The purpose of this celebration is to provide national awareness of the need for adoptive families, to celebrate children and families, and to call our nation to action to ensure safety, permanency and well being for all of our children. During the month, states, communities, public and private organizations, businesses, families, and individuals celebrate adoption as a positive way to build families. National Adoption Day is traditionally on a Saturday, which is observed in courthouses across the nation as hundreds of adoptions are finalized simultaneously. Placer County celebrates Adoption Day between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday in front of the Placer County Superior Court, Dept. 12 juvenile division, located at 11270 B Ave. in Auburn. Officials, social workers and local sponsors have planned a morning of memories for the newly adopted children and their families. Placer Kids, a partnership between Sierra Adoption Services and Placer County, invites the community to participate in this happy and fun event. The festivities include the opportunity to take a picture with Sacramento River Cats’ mascot Dinger. There will be music, coffee and breakfast provided by Starbucks, cookies, crafts and more. For information regarding Adoption Day or to inquire about Placer Kids foster care and adoption orientation, which is held the third Thursday of every month, please call Donna Aleccia at (530) 887-9982 or toll free at (888) 387-9982.