Today is National Adoption Day so Washington, D.C. joins other states celebrating the day with a ceremony. Adoptees, new moms, dads, the social workers who helped in the adoption, and the judges who oversaw the cases came out to celebrate matching a child with a forever home.
Children ran around clutching toys much too big for their little fists, dodging chairs and tables as families laughed. The sight was unexpected in a courtroom.
Thanksgiving will come early this year for many deserving children and families. All across the country, thousands of families will be created or grow on National Adoption Day.
From coast to coast and many points in between, thousands of families will celebrate an early Thanksgiving when they expand their families on National Adoption Day, held this year on Saturday, November 19.
Listen as National Adoption Day 2011 spokesperson Willie Garson sends a reminder that National Adoption Day is on Saturday and encourages families to consider adoption from foster care.
National Adoption Day 2011 will be held on Saturday, November 19. Celebrated across the United States, more than 350 community events are held each year to finalize the adoptions of children in foster care and celebrate adoptive families. Among those joining the National Adoption Day celebration is White Collar actor Willie Garson, who adopted his now 10-year-old son, Nathen, from Los Angeles County foster care in 2010. Garson also will serve as the national spokesperson for National Adoption Day 2011.
Commissioner Geoffrey Allen at The Family Justice Center in Kansas City, MO shares how they celebrated National Adoption Day 2010. A big thank you to all the volunteers who made their celebration a success.
Nia Vardalos shares her journey to becoming a parent with Extra. She is the spokesperson for National Adoption Day. For more information, visit www.nationaladoptionday.org.