Top 10 ways to get involved in National Adoption Day

Since 2000, more than 40,000 children have been adopted during National Adoption Day events. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, a National Adoption Day partner, suggests 10 ways you can help.

  1. Issue a proclamation or co-sponsor a resolution in support of National Adoption Day (for the U.S. Senate, contact Libby Whitbeck in Senator Mary Landrieu’s office; for U.S. House of Representatives, contact Bethany Haley in Representative Michele Bachmann’s office)
  2. Host a news conference at your local National Adoption Day event
  3. Issue a news release to show your concern for children waiting for adoption
  4. Give a floor speech urging your colleagues to take action on behalf of children in foster care
  5. Submit an op-ed to your local paper to raise awareness about the need for adoption
  6. Send a letter of commendation to your local NAD event organizers congratulating their efforts
  7. Express interest in being available for TV, radio and print media opportunities (contact Amanda Wurst at 1-877-577-0017 or
  8. Use your blog, Facebook, or Twitter accounts to share messages about foster care adoption
  9. Send a letter of encouragement urging judges and child welfare administrators in your state to coordinate NAD events
  10. Call your colleagues and elected officials in your state urging them to get involved

Be sure to also see how others have participated for examples of past participation from elected officials across the country.

For sample support materials and templates, click here.

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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