June is the month for Father's Day and the month most popular for marriages. For some children in Orange County, this year may be the first that they celebrate Father's Day as part of a new adoptive family. A new effort in San Diego County hopes that, by next Father's Day, many more foster children will be celebrating the holiday with their new adopted families.
The effort, called the Exceptional Families Adoption Campaign, was initiated by a man and his same-sex partner, who have adopted five children out of California's foster care system. The couple has collaborated with a county supervisor to bring the project to life. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness for the need of adoptive families from all walks of life, including non-traditional families such as same-sex couples.