Thousands of children in need of loving homes are having their wishes come true. It's all thanks to National Adoption Day and the efforts of many, including one celebrity, all coming together to make it happen.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will host a special National Adoption Day event in Washington D.C. Friday to celebrate the adoption of 25,000-plus children from foster care over the last 10 years.
National Adoption Day 2009 will be Saturday, November 21. 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 all families who adopt.
The National Adoption Day Coalition is pleased to announce Victoria Rowell will serve as a 2009 National Adoption Day spokesperson. Rowell currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and will support National Adoption Day activities around the area on November 21.
The National Adoption Day Coalition is pleased to announce Nia Vardalos as its 2009 National Adoption Day spokesperson. The Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated My Big Fat Greek Wedding writer and actress is an advocate for U.S. foster care adoption.
Judges Joseph M. Lauria and Anthony Trendacosta presided over the adoptions of 368 children and their new families at the Queens Family Court in Jamaica, New York, and at the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court in Los Angeles on November 15 for National Adoption Day, an annual nationwide celebration of foster care adoption.