The Postal Service issued a 33-cent Adoption commemorative stamp in Los Angeles, California, on May 10, 2000. The stamp, designed and illustrated by Greg Berger of Bethesda, Maryland, went on sale nationwide May 11, 2000.
With the issuance of the Adoption stamp, the Postal Service continued its modern tradition of raising awareness of social issues. Each year in the United States more than 100,000 children are available for adoption.
The stamp design combines the colorful art of Greg Berger with text. Berger, who was adopted himself, provides his personal interpretation of this issue. This graphic design conveys the hope and meaning of providing a family for a child.
The Banknote Corporation of America, Inc., printed 200 million stamps in the offset/microprint process.
Postal Bulletin (April 6, 2000).