Nearly 70,000 children in the foster system have celebrated their forever families on this day since its inception.
Over 400 cities across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia participate in events to celebrate families that adopt.
A coalition of sponsors partner with state foster care agencies, courts, and law firms to establish this official day with events across the country.
New measures help adoptees search for their birth parents if they desire to do so. More states begin to consider changing laws to give those separated by adoption access to information about themselves and each other.
National Adoption Day falls on the Monday before Thanksgiving (November 23, 2020) — although events are held throughout the month.
A coalition of adoption support agencies including the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute began National Adoption Day in 2000.
August 1 is better known as “DOGust 1,” encourages people to adopt shelter pets each year.
More than 117,000 children are currently awaiting forever families in the U.S. foster care system.
On average, children in the foster care system wait three years to be adopted.
Over 20,000 children age out of the foster care system annually, without a family or permanent home.
Help one of the hundreds of organizations that support National Adoption Day, such as the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, The Alliance for Children’s Rights, and Children’s Action Network. Get involved in a rally, volunteer at an adoption exhibit, or donate your time to a local fundraising event.
Promote adoption with the hashtag #nationaladoptionday. The more we know, the more we are engaged, and the more children find forever homes.
Looking to grow your family? Consider adoption! It may not be for everyone, but if you have considered adoption, join the thousands who have given a precious child a forever home.
National Adoption Day is a time when thousands of children who have spent days, months, or even years in foster care are finally given a forever home with their forever parents.
Adoption is a celebration of selfless, simple love. It’s the choice to foster and permanently adopt someone else’s child. It’s choosing your family and giving kids without a family a home filled with love.
Hundreds of organizations work to promote adoption. We get to volunteer our time to help them spread the word and land a permanent home for thousands of children in the foster care system.