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National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 110,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. This annual, one-day event has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with policymakers, practitioners and advocates to finalize adoptions and create and celebrate adoptive families.

In total, National Adoption Day helped nearly 65,000 children move from foster care to a forever family. Communities across the county celebrate the Saturday before every Thanksgiving. In 2016, approximately 4,700 children were adopted by their forever families during the 17th annual National Adoption Day celebration in more than 400 cities across the United States.

This year’s National Adoption Day celebration will be on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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