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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 helped nearly 50,000 children move from foster care to a forever family. Communities across the county celebrate the Saturday before every Thanksgiving. This year the National Adoption Day Coalition expects 4,500 foster care children to be adopted on National Adoption Day, on November 22, 2014.

  • Media inquires about National Adoption Day should be directed to: Amanda Wurst at or 1-877-577-0017
  • Photos and biographies available on request

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Family stories

Watch videos and read stories about families who have adopted on National Adoption Day.

Public service announcements

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