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Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, parents, judges and child advocates join together to do something great – create forever families. National Adoption Day is a collective effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children waiting in foster care. This one-day offers communities across the country the opportunity to finalize adoptions and celebrate adoptive families.
Since 2000, National Adoption Day has grown from nine events in its first year to more than 400 events in
2011 with nearly 4,800 adoptions finalized across the United States.
In Clarke and Oconee Counties, we have seen 12 children adopted over the past year. We are so happy for these families!!! Here are some ways that you can help spread the word about adoption - particularly adoption from Foster Care. There are approximately 100,000 children in foster care waiting for a forever home on any given day. One way you can help raise awareness for National Adoption Day is by dispelling some of the facts about foster care adoption. See the fact sheet below.
You can also learn more about adoptions from foster care by seeing some of the stories of those that have adopted. Here are some great adoption day stories. What are some other ideas you have for celebrating National Adoption Day?