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National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is a collective effort to raise awareness of the 120,000+ children awaiting adoption from foster care in the United States.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute, Alliance for Children’s Rights, and Children’s Action Network founded National Adoption Day.

The first National Adoption Day was inspired by Michael Nash, a former presiding judge of Los Angeles County’s Juvenile Court, as he opened the court on Saturdays and engaged volunteer efforts to finalize adoptions and to reduce the backlog of one of the busiest courts in the nation.

Due to COVID-19 protocols and for safety purposes, National Adoption Day events will be held in virtual or hybrid formats. All parties involved are extremely grateful to the many courts and people, groups, organizations, etc. who are finding ways to celebrate despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.