This Saturday is National Adoption Day. Some are probably asking, "What is that exactly?"
National Adoption Day is a national effort to raise awareness for the more than 100,000 children currently in foster care waiting to find a permanent and loving home.
This day happens every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Think about it, a day to place children in forever families before a day in which we in the United States take time to be thankful for what we have and for our families. What better way to do this than through adoption?
Communities across the country are organizing events to celebrate this day and draw attention to this worthy cause. Here is a link to the page of the official site for this day that shows where events are being held around the country: http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/events
In the past, they have been able to move children from foster care to forever families.
The official site lists their goals for this day as being:
- Finalize adoptions from foster care in all 50 states
- Celebrate and honor families who adopt
- Raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent, loving homes
- Encourage others to adopt children from foster care
- Build collaboration among local adoption agencies, courts and advocacy organizations
Remember, these are children in need of a loving home.
If you aren't called to adopt, support those families who are.
Pray for the kids in the foster care system.
Pray for the families who foster children in their homes.
Give to organizations like The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption or The Alliance for Children's Rights.
Volunteer for organizations like The Alliance for Children's Rights.
Use social media such as Facebook or Twitter or your own blog to promote this cause.
If you want more information about National Adoption Day, their link is: