Today was National Adoption Day, a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 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 44,500 children move from foster care to a forever family. Communities across the county celebrate the Saturday before every Thanksgiving. In 2012, more than 4,500 children were adopted by their forever families during the 13th annual National Adoption Day celebration in almost 400 cities across the United States. (Info taken from nationaladoptionday.org).
It's estimated that over 4,500 children were legally adopted today.
Today, I guest blogged on Kansas City Mom's Blog. Swing by and hear what advice I have for adoptive and birth families and what I wish people knew about adoption. You can also hear how one of my adoptive mamas, Elizabeth and her son is doing and another mother's passion for adoption and foster care.
Want to see more of what the legal process and get a peek into a courtroom finalizing an adoption?
It looks like love. It looks like family. It looks like redemption.
Friends, adoption looks like the gospel.