According to www.nationaladoptionday.org, National Adoption Day was started in November 2000 as a joint effort between law firms, state foster care agencies, child advocates and courts to complete hundreds of foster care adoptions in nine jurisdictions nationwide (New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; Dallas; El Paso; Fort Worth; Washington, D.C.; Omaha, Nebraska and Columbus, Ohio).
As it celebrates its 10th anniversary on November 21 of this year, it is expected that 4,500 foster care adoptions will be finalized across the United States. A series of events - from Alabama to Wyoming - is scheduled to take place to celebrate and encourage these newly formed families. Click here to find an event near you: http://cli.gs/GB7Z7b .
EIRIC™'s foundation is rooted in making money to make a difference. One thing that we strive for is to significantly decrease the number of children (approximately 129,000, as noted by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption) that will still be left in the U.S. foster care system in need of a safe, loving and permanent home. Our goal is to raise the necessary funds to: a) increase the public's awareness of the gravity of this need and b) demystify the fostering and adoption processes to encourage cross-cultural matches.
As we launch EIRIC™'s official site, we hope that we can depend on you to support our efforts to give these kids an opportunity to finally be embraced by loving arms. We will be attending the Adoptive Parents adoption conference on November 22 (for more details visit http://cli.gs/0trYLP) as an indicator of our commitment.
EIRIC™'s adoption day fundraising and awareness campaign, “Love, NOT color, makes a family”is scheduled for November 2010. An official call for volunteers will go out at the end of January 2010. Please keep your ears and eyes posted.
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