November 19th is National Adoption Day!

In Port Saint Lucie, throughout the Treasure Coast near Kitterman Woods and all through FL and our country, there are many children needing homes!  November 19th is National Adoption Day.  Help spread the word and bring awareness to beautiful children who need good homes.

Group of Elementary Pupils In Classroom


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.

More than 100,000: children in the U.S. are waiting in foster care for an adoptive family
Nearly 3 years: average wait for a child in foster care to be adopted
More than 23,000: children age out of the foster care system every year with no family or permanent home


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.

Communities across the county celebrate every Saturday before Thanksgiving.

4,000 children were adopted by their forever families during the 16th annual National Adoption Day in 2015
400 cities participated across the United States in 2015
Nearly 58,500 total number of children National Adoption Day has helped move from foster care to a forever family since its inception in 2000


The day an adoption is finalized is one families never forget. The National Adoption Day Coalition created the One Day Project to share with the thousands of waiting children and families what this “one day” feels like.

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