Happy National Adoption Day!
Being that I am adopted myself, I of course am very pro-adoption! And since today is National Adoption Day I wanted to share some information with you.
National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. A coalition of national partners – Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, The Alliance for Children’s Rights and Children’s Action Network – sponsor National Adoption Day.
Did you know...
More than 100,000 children in the U.S. are waiting in foster care for an adoptive family.
The average wait for a foster child to be adopted is nearly 4 years.
And most devastating of all... More than 23,000 foster children age out of the system every year with no family or permanent home.
Thanks to National Adoption Day...
4,500 children were adopted by their forever families during the 15th annual National Adoption day in 2014
400 cities participated across the United States in 2014.
Since its inception it 2000 National Adoption Day has helped move nearly 54,500 children from foster care to forever families.
I encourage you to check out http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/ for more information about adoption and ways to get involved in your area.
(*All information and statistics provided by: http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/)