Sunday, November 22, 2009

National Adoption Day

ok, so this post is a day late, but this adoption caseworker was out working all day yesterday. So..."Happy National Adoption Day!" Since most people aren't familiar with this day, I've posted the history of this day below. For more information, visit the National Adoption Day website.

In November 2000, National Adoption Day was
launched as the National Adoption Day Coalition worked with law firms, state
foster care agencies, child advocates and courts to complete hundreds of foster
care adoptions in nine jurisdictions nationwide (New York City; Los Angeles;
Chicago; Dallas; El Paso; Fort Worth; Washington, D.C.; Omaha, Nebraska and
Columbus, Ohio).

As this grassroots effort took hold across the United
States, the number of events grew quickly, from 17 in 2001, to 120 in 2003, and
to 300 events in 2006 in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto

Today National Adoption Day is celebrated nationwide as hundreds
events are held each year throughout the country to finalize the adoptions of
children in foster care, and to celebrate all families who adopt. In total, more
than 25,000 children have been adopted from foster care on National Adoption Day
during the last 10 years.

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