A nationwide celebration of foster care adoption

National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 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 policymarkers, practitioners and advocates to finalize adoptions and create and celebrate adoptive families.

National Adoption Day Partners
A coaltion of national partners-Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Children’s Action Network, and the Alliance for Children’s Rights-sponsor National Adoption Day to draw special attention to children in foster care waiting for permanent families and to celebrate all loving families that adopt.


In total, National Adoption Day has helped more than 75,000 children move from foster care to a forever family. Communities across the country celebrate the Saturday before every Thanksgiving.