Florida family will highlight how foster care adoption can change a child's life
COLUMBUS, Ohio – This year, the National Adoption Day Coalition expects 4,500 children in foster care to find their forever families on National Adoption Day, November 17, 2012. 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.
As November quickly approaches, we’re getting excited about National Adoption Day. Observed annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, National Adoption Day will be celebrated across the nation on November 17, 2012. Thank you for your dedication and hard work to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. Your combined efforts have made the dreams of thousands of children come true each year.
Nearly 4,800 children in foster care found their forever families Saturday during the 12th annual National Adoption Day celebration in about 400 cities across the United States. Thanks to the efforts of adoption advocates, policymakers, judges and lawyers, nearly 40,000 children have been adopted from foster care on National Adoption Day since 2000.
This Saturday November 19 was officially National Adoption Day. Created 11 years ago, it is an effort to bring visibility to the hundreds of foster kids in the US who are waiting to become part of a permanent family. You can see what happened all around the country on the Day at this link: www.nationaladoptionday.org
On National Adoption Day, an L.A. County courthouse is a place where joy takes root as foster children begin new lives.
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.