On November 17, nearly 4,500 children were adopted by their forever families during the 13th annual National Adoption Day celebration in almost 400 cities across the United States. Thanks to the efforts of adoption advocates, policymakers, judges and lawyers, approximately 44,500 children have been adopted from foster care on National Adoption Day since it began in 2000.

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I know about five of them, and one is me 🙂 I *Heart* National Adoption Day. I am volunteering in the one next year.