Today is National Adoption Day!

Nov 17, 2018 9:00 AM ET

Since 2000, judges across the country have been opening their courtrooms on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to finalize adoptions from foster care in time for the holidays. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a proud founder of National Adoption day, which has led to the adoptions of nearly 70,000 children on this day over the past 19 years.

This year more than 400 cities are holding National Adoption Day celebrations and more than 4,000 children will be adopted.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption works every day to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care and we are so thankful to the judges and families who make this day possible each year.

If you are adopting from foster care, share your story on social media and use #natladoptionday.

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