National Adoption Day news for planners and partners

October 31, 2012 · News

National Adoption Day is just a couple of weeks away. With your help, we will find forever families for more than 4,500 children in foster care, and raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children waiting to be adopted.

One Day Project

On just one day, you can make a difference … you can help a child find a home. The National Adoption Day Coalition created the One Day Project to give hope to children waiting in foster care and encourage others to adopt.

Please share a short video about your adoption story, a few words of encouragement, or why you support National Adoption Day. The video doesn't need to be fancy (no longer than one minute) – a video taken with a cell phone or laptop will be just fine. After you create the video, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and share the link with us through the video submission page.

Watch the videos submitted by a former foster youth and a social worker as they share what National Adoption Day means to them. Every child deserves a loving family. Every child is adoptable. Click here to share your video of encouragement.

Leverage the voices of your community

Submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper to share the importance of National Adoption Day, along with details about your community’s celebration. By doing so, you will help raise awareness about children in foster care who need permanent, loving families, and will help multiply the efforts of other cities across the country to build support and momentum for National Adoption Day. A template letter-to-editor is in the event organizers toolkit.

Involve your elected government officials

Don’t forget to ask your members of Congress, governor, state legislators, mayor and city council to show their support by issuing a proclamation or resolution, writing a news release or op-ed, posting on their social media sites, or giving a speech at your event in recognition of National Adoption Day. It’s easy. Be sure to ask to speak with the local official’s scheduler when you call. Additional information and template materials are in the event organizers toolkit.

Free portrait gift certificate for families

CPI Corp. has generously donated 1,000 portrait gift certificates for families who adopt on National Adoption Day. CPI is a leading portrait studio operator in North America, with locations in many Sears and Walmart stores. The free portrait gift certificates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Aafreen Moses at with your name, contact information, date of your National Adoption Day event, and the number of families participating in the event (one portrait gift certificate available per family).

Remember to register your event

When you register your event online by November 9, you will receive a dozen complimentary National Adoption Day balloons. After you register your event, an order form is available to download to order discounted teddy bears from Fiesta Toy® for children adopted on National Adoption Day. Our thoughts are with those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. If your National Adoption Day event has been rescheduled, please let us know by updating the date in your event registration.

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