- November 13, 2015
While we celebrate National Adoption Month throughout the November, November 21 marks National Adoption Day. In 2014 alone, the one-day program supported the finalization of approximately 4,500 adoptions.
“National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families,” National Adoption Day sponsors explained. “This annual, one-day event has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with policymakers, practitioners and advocates to finalize adoptions, and create and celebrate adoptive families.”
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, two musicians who strive to uplift the voices of all children and families, have the perfect song to help celebrate National Adoption Day.
Their most recent album, “Dancin’ in the Kitchen: Songs for ALL Families,” spreads the message of love and affirmation to ALL families with the joy of song and the power of words. The second track on the album, “Happy Adoption Day,” tells a celebratory story of the day when a family is finally united through adoption:
“For out of the world, so tattered and torn,
You came to our house on that wonderful morn’,
And all of a sudden this family was born,
Oh, Happy Adoption Day!”
Cathy and Marcy have performed over 5,000 shows, won two Grammies and have released 20 award winning recordings, all while consistently supporting HRC’s Welcoming Schools Program.
For more information on HRC’s work with foster care and adoption, visit hrc.org/acaf.
To read more about National Adoption Month, click here.
This blog post contains contributions by HRC Children, Youth and Families Intern, Erika Heikkinen.