National Adoption Day is observed nationwide each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year it is being observed November 19th. Approximately 4,000 children were adopted on National Adoption Day last year. Almost 60,000 children have been adopted since the inception of Adoption Day. This is the 16th year a National Adoption Day has been observed. The month of November is National Adoption Month. President Clinton extended the recognition from a week to the entire month of November in 1995. The week-long celebration began in 1984 under President Ronald Reagan. Pennsylvania participates in presentation of a proclamation every year regarding National Adoption Month pledging its commitment to make sure every child has a place to call home.
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Bucks County is holding its National Adoption Day, tomorrow, November 18, 2016. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. at the Bucks County Administration Building Commissioners Meeting Room in Doylestown, PA. This year Bethanna is being recognized for their work within the community. Bethanna is a Christian non-profit agency that is invested in finding children safe homes and regularly sponsors foster care and adoption information sessions. A brief reception will follow the awards. For additional information you can contact the Bucks County Clerk of Orphans Court.