National Adoption Month is coming up in November. In recognition of those who go above and beyond to open their hearts and homes and provide “forever families” for youths, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) will present the 2021 Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Parent Awards, to recognize and thank adoptive parents for their efforts to improve the lives of children. DCF is requesting nominations about adoptive parents who go above and beyond, especially those who have adopted sibling groups, teenagers, children with special needs and/or foster care children. To nominate outstanding adoptive parents, please complete the online nomination form. Families will be invited to attend a virtual recognition ceremony on November 18th. Nominations must be received by Sunday, October 24, 2021. If there are questions, please contact DCFMBCommunications@wisconsin.gov.