Celebrate National Adoption Day

As you may know, this Saturday, November 19th is National Adoption Day.  This special day exists to raise awareness about the over 107,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted, and to finalize over 4,000 adoptions from foster care across the country.  These children will have something very special to be thankful for next Thursday, a loving and supportive family.  Over 300 events will be held, with many other individuals celebrating through the online community.

Here are a few ideas of ways to get involved:

1. Attend your local National Adoption Day Event

2. Help raise awareness about children in foster care by highlighting National Adoption Day on your facebook or blog: be sure to link to resources in your community (your local dept. of children’s services or non-profit foster care agencies, Court Appointed Special Advocates, your local Heart Gallery, mentoring organizations, or other resources in your area)

3. Use Twitter to recognize your support of National Adoption Day: be sure to use the #nationaladoptionday hashtag

4. Call/email your elected officials to encourage them attend an event, issue a press release or write an op ed, or promote National Adoption Day through their own social media: direct their staff to www.ccainstitute.org/nad for resources that will assist them