National Adoption Day

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National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. This annual, one-day event has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with policymakers, practitioners and advocates to finalize adoptions and create and celebrate adoptive families.

In total, National Adoption Day has helped nearly 50,000 move from foster care to a forever family. Communities across the county celebrate the Saturday before every Thanksgiving. In 2013, more than 4,000 children were adopted by their forever families during the 14th annual National Adoption Day celebration in almost 400 cities across the United States.

This year the National Adoption Day Coalition expects 4,500 children in foster care to be adopted on National Adoption Day, on November 22, 2014.

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Click here to view the official NAD infographic.

Can’t make it out to an event this year? Join the celebration online! Tag your photos and posts with #natadoptionday and @dtfa.