The Adoption Symbol

adoption symbol

Those that have been touched by adoption often want to share and memorialize their journey in a meaningful manner.  Over the years, many have turned to the adoption symbol to represent that.  The adoption symbol is a triangle intertwined with a heart and is a symbol for both domestic and international adoptions.  The Birth Family, the Adoptive Family and the Adoptee each represent one side of the triangle and the heart intertwining each side of the triangle represents the love that is involved in an adoption.  The adoption symbol can be seen in tattoos, artwork, jewelry, clothing and many other formats. 

While not everyone may have a personal adoption experience, national adoption awareness is highlighted in the United States during the month of November, which is known as National Adoption Month.  Many adoptive families will celebrate this month and share their experiences within their communities.  Adoption professionals throughout the country also make an effort to spread adoption education within their communities throughout this month.  Every year in honor of this special month, Adoption Network Law Center offers pro bono adoption services to one hopeful Adopting Family. 

As November is fast approaching, we hope that everyone who has been touched by adoption takes a moment to think about how they will be raising adoption awareness this year, whether it is through the adoption symbol or through some other way.