Saturday, November 21, 2015

National Adoption Day!

Today is National Adoption Day.

A number of courts and communities in the United States come together to finalize thousands of children from foster care. More than 300 events are held each year on the Saturday before the Thanksgiving weekend.

In the U.S. and Puerto Rico, many American children in foster care will be adopted.

About 40,000 children could be adopted a year from foster care.

It was started by The Alliance for Children's Rice, Children's Action Network, the Freddie Mac Foundation and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

The Wendy's founder Dave Thomas grew up in a foster home and before he started one of the country's largest fast food restaurants, he devoted his life to community service.

He would create the foundation to help young children find homes.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the definition of marriage is bound by two loving couples. Now straight and gay couples across the United States will have an opportunity to adopt children.

My community has the Montgomery County Job and Family Services. The adoption home sits on 1921 North Main Street. It's been there for years. The adoption agency is devoted to help children find homes.

World News Today offers our support to National Adoption Day.

No child should not be without a home.

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