National Adoption Day is November 19th. It’s a day of action. It’s a day of hope. It’s a day when some adults will open their hearts to children needing a loving home and provide what one child in the program calls “a second chance at life.”
You can participate by watching The Stars Are Out Tonight…for the Kids, a three-hour television special that will air from 8pm-11pm ET and feature foster children who are waiting for permanent homes. There are more than 100,000 foster children available for adoption in our country. The show will be carried live by DISCOVERY – Fit and Health Channel (check your local listings) and also be streamed online on xfinityTV.com. “We will introduce celebrities, entertainers and lots of surprises during the show,” says the show’s executive producer Mark Van Loucks.
“Each of these children is a gift. It is through adoption that ordinary people give their hearts and homes to these children to make extraordinary families,” says Dr. Dixie Davis, Executive Director of the Adoption Exchange, “families who love the children for who they are and who they will become.”
The Adoption Exchange is an organization that provides expertise and support before, during and after the adoption process. Viewers may call in to find out more about the children or to donate to the cause at 1-800-451-5246. They may also go to www.adoptex.org for more information on the program or to donate.
The Adoption Exchange was founded in Colorado in 1983 by concerned social workers and child advocates who recognized the need to find adoptive families for children not living with their birth families. The organization has grown considerably over the years and now impacts national trends in child welfare, while helping to connect children with adoptive families in eight member states. The Adoption Exchange provides training and knowledge to permanency planning professionals and foster and adoptive families and serves all fifty states and U.S. tribes and territories. For more information about the programs and services of The Adoption Exchange, go to www.adoptex.org or call (303) 755-4756.