An event to encourage adoption and awareness of the children who are waiting in foster care and orphanages, National Adoption Day takes place on November 19th and originated in the year 2000. Since its start, National Adoption Day has helped place more than 50,000 children and adolescents with new families.
National Adoption Day is a community effort. Community administrators encourage local orphanages and foster care families to set up events on the day, giving them creative leeway in the planning and activities.
After November 19th, new families are asked to participate in the One Day project to inspire future adoptions. The One Day project is a simple social media plan in which new parents and adoptees share their personal stories of the day they became a family.