National Adoption Day


National Adoption Month

group of diverse teens with graphic stating a adoption statistic

November is National Adoption Month!

We invite you to recognize and celebrate families that grew by adoption while raising awareness about the urgent need for permanent homes for children and young people in foster care. Children waiting for loving families to call their own.

#NationalAdoptionMonth is an initiative that seeks to increase awareness of adoption issues and bring attention to the need for adoptive families for teens in the foster care system. It takes all of us. Learn what you can do to help today.

Did you know:
  • Only 5 % of all children who were adopted in 2020 were 15–18 years old.

  • Thousands of teenagers across the country need permanent families.

  • Teens in foster care have an increased risk of homelessness and human trafficking.

  • Over 117,000 children and youth across the country are in foster care waiting for a forever family.

  • Over 11,000 children and youth across California are waiting for permanent and loving families.


Organizing Sponsor:
  • Stanford Sierra Youth & Families

Partnering Agencies:
  • Alternative Family Services

  • Better Life Children Services

  • California Alliance of Child and Family Services California

  • Department of Social Services

  • Koinonia Family Services

  • Lilliput – a part of Wayfinder

  • Sacramento County

  • Pacific Clinics 

For more event information, contact Karla Zaragoza