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National Adoption Day in November

In the United States, National Adoption Day is the Saturday before Thanksgiving, or November 22 this year. A variety of childcare and adoption groups promotes and sponsor this special day. According to the Web sites of these sponsors, this day was created to finalize thousands of annual adoptions, and to celebrate and give recognition to families that adopt children. It is also intended to raise awareness of the tens of thousands of children awaiting adoption.

Does the idea of being adoptive parents interest you? Thousands upon thousands of children are waiting impatiently for you to take the step, which will bring them the love and happiness of a permanent family surrounding. 

Perhaps you will use National Adoption Day to take the first step in the adoption process.
 
Origin of National Adoption Day
The creator of this day has not been uncovered. Neither has it been determined when it was first celebrated. 

Although this day is described as a “National” day, it was learned no congressional records or presidential proclamation creating this day as a national day have been found. 

It was learned through further research that it wasn’t until 2006 that this day was celebrated in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Based on what was discovered so far, this special day has not been celebrated for long. But, it is one of the more important special days in the entire calendar. 

Sometimes, the greatest act of love a mother can give is to choose to give her child to an adoptive family where they will have a home in which to grow and be nurtured. Each adoption is unique to the needs of the birth mother and adoptive parents. 

Pray for the children from infants to adolescence awaiting the warmth of a home and the love of a family. Also, pray for those seeking to adopt babies and children that the process is unencumbered and their dreams come true. Yes, National Adoption Day is truly a very special day.

Helpful links: 

The American Association of Open Adoption Agencies
Alliance for Children International Adoption Agencies

Copyright 2008 by Avis Ward of GeoVi’s Home for Pregnant Teens

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