National Adoption Day news for planners and partners

November 30, 2012 · News

Thanks to your dedication and hard work, more than 4,500 children in foster care found their forever families on National Adoption Day! Events were celebrated in hundreds of cities across the country and millions of people learned about the need for adoption from foster care. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for news highlights from around the country.

Share your event results

Please remember to update your event registration with the number of children adopted. If you have high resolution photos from your event, along with release forms from the families, let us know so we can consider them for a feature on the National Adoption Day website. Send photos and release forms to Yvonne Pentz at [].

National Adoption Day 2013

National Adoption Day is officially recognized on the Saturday before every Thanksgiving. Mark your calendars for November 23, 2013.

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, and would be a great gift to send to families that participated in a National Adoption Day event. Please email Amanda Wurst at with your name, contact information, date of your National Adoption Day event, and the number of families who participated in the event (one portrait gift certificate available per family).

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.

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