Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving it is National Adoption Day. This day raises awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent, loving families. National Adoption Day has helped the dreams of many children and families come true.
In 2015, many courts and communities came together to finalize nearly 4,000 adoptions of children from foster care. There are more than 300 events that are held annually on National Adoption Day as the finalization of the dreams become a reality. In total, more than 58,500 children have been adopted from foster care on National Adoption Day.