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Tips for Planning Your National Adoption Day Event

  1. Organize a coalition of local partners to support planning and implementation of the event, including:
    • Judges
    • Department of Children’s Services
    • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
    • Child attorneys
    • Children’s rights groups
    • Adoption agencies
    • Adoptive parent groups
    • Business leaders
    • Faith-based organizations
    • Elected officials
  2. Develop an event agenda, including date, time, speakers and post-event celebrations for families, as applicable.
  3. Register your event so that we can recognize our collective impact through this special day.
  4. Develop a communications plan to raise awareness and encourage participation in your event (e.g., emails, social media, community calendar listings, media outreach, etc.)
  1. Request a proclamation of support from state and local elected officials.
  2. Consider purchasing National Adoption Day gifts for families and other event participants. (Note: Event organizers may download the National Adoption Day logo to create custom items in partnership with local vendors).
  3. Explore options for photography and video to capture images from the event. Collect signed photo and video release forms from attendees.
  4. Encourage local media (e.g., print, TV, radio) to cover your event, as appropriate.
  5. Send a thank you note to speakers, partners and others who helped make your National Adoption Day event a success!

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