Saturday, November 23, 2024

National Adoption Day is a collective, grassroots effort to raise awareness of the more than 108,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States. A coalition of national partners — the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Alliance for Children’s Rights and Children’s Action Network — launched National Adoption Day in 1999.

During this annual event, courts and organizations in more than 400 communities across the country have opened their doors on or around the Saturday before Thanksgiving to finalize and celebrate adoptions from foster care.

National Adoption Day has recognized more than 80,000 children moving from foster care to a permanent family.

Planning a celebration in your area? Register your event so we can recognize your organization’s commitment and our life-changing impact together.

Thank you to the following communities for hosting events in recognition of National Adoption Day this year.


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Thank you for sharing our belief that every child deserves a permanent home and a loving family.