National Adoption Day - November
Sat, Nov 19, 2022

National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is celebrated in the United States every year before Thanksgiving. Probably every person wondered what it would be like to be foster parents. In fact, this is the most difficult work carried out daily. But the result is amazing – the love of a grateful child who has found a loving family! The purpose of the holiday is to tell the population about this process.


National Day exists through the efforts of several adoption organizations. The date was based on the year 2000. Since that moment, many procedures have been carried out to integrate the child into a new family. Only in 2004 found a family of 3400 children. The number is growing every year, because now many people understand the problems of orphanhood.

Statistics say that out of 110 children, 000 can be adopted right on the holiday! Imagine how many kids are waiting for mom and dad. The date also debunks many myths about adopting a child into a family. No one says that there are no difficulties, but “horror stories” are definitely not appropriate here. Adoption is an adequate process to improve the life of a little person. This is the choice of everyone.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • until 1929, children were taken around the country and dropped off at certain stations, offering to adopt them. The “adoption train” was later criticized;
  • most orphans are concentrated in African countries;
  • some studies claim that there are 18 million total orphans in the world;
  • there are many celebrities among adopted children: Nicole Richie, Faith Hill, Harry Coleman, Steve Jobs;
  • more than 20 thousand children leave the walls of institutions without a home and a family.

How to celebrate

Think about whether you were able to give a home and love to a child? This is a responsible step that you need to think over to the smallest detail, consult with experts, go to special courses and seminars. If you want to remain an observer, visit children from orphanages, bring food and toys, help with donations.

When is National Adoption Day celebrated in 2022?

National Adoption Day is observed on the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday November 19 2022
Saturday November 18 2023
Saturday November 23 2024
Saturday November 22 2025
Saturday November 21 2026