National Adoption Day is a wonderful holiday that all adoption and foster care organizations and agencies celebrate across the US. National Adoption Day always falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
This year, National Adoption Day is on November 22, 2014.
What is National Adoption Day?
For those who don’t know, National Adoption Day is the day that courts across the country finalize thousands of adoptions. This year, the Baltimore County Circuit Court in Towson will be performing adoption finalization hearings all day starting at 9 AM. Legal and adoption professionals organized the first National Adoption Day back in 2000. As of 2006, all US and Puerto Rico now celebrate it as a day of joy and of making families whole.
Along with performing the adoptions, National Adoption Day is dedicated to adoption awareness. Numerous agencies from around the country come together to help raise awareness. Events happen across the country and recently we’ve pushed into social media to help reach birthmothers in an unplanned pregnancy and families that are looking for an alternative way to have a child.
National Adoption Day has helped about 50,000 children find a loving adoptive family and raised awareness for millions of people across the country.
As a whole, the adoption industry has significantly advanced through the use of National Adoption Day. Wonderful children have connected with loving families. National news stations cover true, beautiful adoption stories. And adoptive families have a chance to celebrate and connect with other adoptive families. The adoption community sees a lot of well-needed support and families going through difficult times, and National Adoption Day can help them can get the support and comfort they need.
How You Can Help Raise Awareness
If you’re interested in helping out on National Adoption Day, then you should know there are a few ways you can show your support. On National Adoption Day’s website, you can organize your own event. Although it can take a lot of work and, in many cases, skillsets, it is a huge help. A popular way is to organize a picnic with your community and spread the word about it. Picnics, parties, and fairs are a great attraction to people and can spread awareness. If you want to organize an event, please do so here and let them know so they can post it on their website. We would also love to hear about your event, so please be sure to let us know.
You don’t have to organize a huge event to support National Adoption Day. One other popular way to spread awareness is to spread the word through the use of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. You can start by sharing this post with all of your friends!
Lastly, if you’re a prospective adoptive family, this is the day to go forward with it. Contact us for more information on how to get started!