National Adoption Day
Every November, National Adoption Day is celebrated across the nation to finalize thousands of adoptions and raise awareness about the more than 117,000 children in U.S. foster care who are currently waiting for a loving family to call their own. Over the past 17 years, this collective national effort has made the dreams of nearly 65,000 children and youth come true by working with courts, judges, attorneys, adoption professionals, child welfare agencies, advocates and families to finalize adoptions for children and youth in foster care.
Each year, National Adoption Day events draw media attention from local outlets all over the country, as well as nationwide media coverage. CCAI works with the National Adoption Day coalition to engage Members of Congress, the White House, Governors, Mayors and other elected officials in this effort. Through these combined efforts approximately 4,500 children and youth find permanent, loving families on this special day every year.
In addition, CCAI partners with NFL teams the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings to celebrate this special day.