(WTNH) — The State Department of Children and Families announced on Monday that November is Adoption Awareness Month in Connecticut.

During this year’s events, the state is highlighting its efforts to work with organizations that are helping raise awareness of adoption opportunities for LGBTQ families.Related Content: Gift of Adoption financially assists Connecticut families looking to adopt a child

“At DCF, we don’t care about sex, we don’t care about gender, we don’t care about sexual orientation, we don’t care about color, we don’t care about religion,” said Commissioner Joette Katz. “All we care about is finding families who can provide the love and nurturing.”

It is estimated that at least 87 same-sex couples in Connecticut have adopted a child from foster care in the past 10 years.