National Adoption Day

Celebrated annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, National Adoption Day is a holiday in which communities and courts all over the U.S come together to finalize the adoptions of thousands of children who are in foster care. Every year, hundreds of events are held, in all parts of the United States, and they are all designed to finalize the adoptions of children in foster care. in 2015, over 4,000 children were adopted on this day, and over 58,000 children in total have been adopted since its inception in 2000.

History of National Adoption Day

Started by a coalition of groups which include the Children’s Action Network, The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, The Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Freddie Mac Foundation, National Adoption Day became a reality in November of 2000. Over the years, sponsors of this day have worked with various state foster care agencies, law firms, courts and child advocates to complete foster care applications. By 2003, over 120 jurisdictions participated in adopting over 3,000 children. In 2011, over 300 events were organized. Overall, over 58,000 children, as of 2016, have been adopted on this holiday

National Adoption Day Customs & Traditions

All over the United States, various events are held on National Adoption Day. These include rallies, exhibits, seminars and adoption drives. Individuals who want to participate on this day can do so by getting the word out about the need for families to adopt, by using the hashtag #nationaladoptionday and by volunteering for organizations that help children get adopted.

Where is National Adoption Day celebrated?

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