National Adoption Day
National Adoption Day:
Celebrated every Saturday before Thanksgiving, the day is to create awareness to encourage people to adopt children especially from Foster Care.
Why Adoption Day?
About two million children are adopted so far in the United States. About 150,000 adoptions happen every year, including around 50,000 foster-care adoptions. The 2016 survey estimated that there were around 400000 children in foster care in the United States. The cost of Adoption and negligence impacted Foster Care Adoption especially.
The only way to increase the number of Foster Care Adoption is through awareness, Hence National Adoption Day is Observed on Every First Saturday before Thanksgiving.
How we can Celebrate National Adoption Day:
Let us do whatever we could, to create awareness.
Before that, let us thank all the partners who made this possible since it is not an easy achievement to persuade a family to adopt a child, however, despite when compared to other countries, we are quite great.
Let’s draw a picture or make a congratulatory video to all those angels who started, conducted, and made this event successful. Use this hashtag #AdoptionDay to thank them.
Let’s see what we could do from our side. If you have a plan of adopting a child, then execute the plan without a second choice. Go for it!! If you have any doubts with respect to the procedures, then go for advocacy from any non-profit organization.
If possible, enjoy your day with the children in any Foster care near you and provide any basic amenities. Never forget to share those beautiful moments with us. Use this hashtag #NationalAdoptionDay to share your pictures.
On this day, let us pray to god to make every child happy. They have to blossom with only happiness in their heart.
Interesting Facts About National Adoption Day:
Around 3000 events were organized every year in the United States on an account of National Adoption Day.
Generally, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico finalizes the Adoption.
In the first year, these organizations managed to conduct events in 9 Jurisdictions and became a mass successful in Foster Care Adoption History. They were able to achieve this with the help of sponsors worked for law firms, state foster care agencies, and child advocates.
In the year 2002 few more partners like Casey Family Services, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute joined hands with the existing national partners’ coalition and subsequently expanding the even more cities. This has led to around 1300 finalized adoptions in 34 cities.
Apart from Nation Adoption Day, every November is observed as National Adoption Month.
What you should know About Adoption:
The average cost of Adoption ranges between $45000 to $50000.
The child should be between 0 to 18 years old to be adopted. The child should also not have any legal complications and is legally free to get adopted.
How Can you adopt a Child:
The first step to check whether you and your family members are okay with the adoption decision since at no point a child should find it difficult.
Check over the types of available adoption categories. Whether domestic or international. If you want to continue with domestic adoption, then you might have known the policies. If not contact any agencies they would guide you in every way. If you opt for International Adoption, then you must follow both countries’ laws.
History of National Adoption Day:
National Adoption Day has been started in the year 2000.
It was started by the national partners that include the temporary alliance between The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Children’s Action Network, Freddie Mac Foundation, and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Over these two decades, they have done stupendous works by organizing various awareness events and successfully involved in hundreds of Foster care adoptions.
The events were later spread to 17 jurisdictions in the year 2001. By creating awareness through various events, they advocated around 3000+ adoptions in and around 35+ Cities by the year 2004.
With gradual improvisation, now the coalition organization takes the pride of giving wings to hundreds of Foster Care children every year.
It is reported that over these two decades, nearly 75000 children were adopted throughout the country.
The current partners are The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Children’s Action Network, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and Freddie Mac Foundation.