The group, which created the One Day Project, promotes a national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care. It also brings attention to the policymakers and practitioners who finalize adoptions. Featured each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, National Adoption Day honors those families who do adopt children from these foster homes. Since National Adoption Day began in 2000, almost 45,000 children have been adopted from foster care.
On November 22, 2013, National Adoption Day featured more than 400 events in cities across the country. The coalition encourages businesses, faith-based organizations, and volunteers to promote the next National Adoption Day, scheduled for November 23, 2014, and help find homes for these children.