The Saturday before Thanksgiving is National Adoption Day, an annual “holiday” that celebrates adoptive families across America. The day also serves as an important reminder of the thousands of children in foster care just waiting to be part of a loving family.
Launched in 2000 as National Adoption Day Coalition, only a few events took place on the first occasion. But the momentum grew and in 2008, more than 300 events took place across the United States. Since its inception, 25,000 adoptions have been finalized on National Adoption Day.
November is also National Adoption Awareness Month.