I have shared before that if every THREE churches in America combined their resources and helped adopt one child from the foster care system, there would no longer be orphans in the United States of America! This means that even if you don't think YOU could ever adopt from foster care, you could help find one family who could and help provide them with the money, resources, encouragement, support to adopt a child with a past who needs a new future.
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. This annual, one-day event has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with policymakers, practitioners and advocates to finalize adoptions and create and celebrate adoptive families.
In total, National Adoption Day helped nearly 40,000 children move from foster care to a forever family. Communities across the county celebrate the Saturday before every Thanksgiving. This year the National Adoption Day Coalition expects 4,500 children in foster care to be adopted on National Adoption Day, on November 17, 2012. The groups goals include
Finalize adoptions from foster care in all 50 states
Celebrate and honor families who adopt
Raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent, loving homes
Encourage others to adopt children from foster care
Build collaboration among local adoption agencies, courts and advocacy organizations
To learn more about some of the families who have adopted through National Adoption Day in previous years, please click here .