You can make a difference

Everyone can support foster care adoption and National Adoption Day. Here are different ways you can make a difference.

Volunteer for National Adoption Day

Support National Adoption Day by volunteering for a National Adoption Day event in your area. For a listing of events near you, click here.

Contact your elected government officials

Contact your local, state and federal elected officials to encourage them to support National Adoption Day. The letter below can be customized to include information about your local event and how elected officials can participate in National Adoption Day.

Letter from constituents (template)

Be an adoption advocate

Promote foster care adoption in your community during November's National Adoption Month and all year long with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's free Foster Care Adoption Awareness Toolkit. The toolkit is the ideal resource for adoption agencies, civic and faith-based groups, corporations, educators and others. It provides ideas for awareness activities, media campaign resources, foster care adoption facts and a call to action. To order your free toolkit and other resources, visit

Consider adoption

The ultimate way to support children in need of permanent families is by adopting a child in foster care. If you are thinking about adoption, you’ll want to understand all there is to know. Please visit our Adoption resources section for numerous resources that can help.

Please note, materials may have the date from the 2013 event. This website is undergoing a major redesign and will relaunch in late October. The date for National Adoption Day is November 22, 2014.

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