There are Adoption Day Celebrations in communities throughout Nebraska:
Nov. 18: Grand Island
Nov. 19: Fremont/Dakota City; Hastings; Kearney; Lincoln; Norfolk; North Platte; Omaha
Dec. 3: Scottsbluff/Gering
Nebraska Adoption Statistics
Nebraska Adoption Resources
Toll-free phone number: 1-800-7PARENT (1-800-772-7368)
Adoption website: www.dhhs.ne.gov/adoption/index.htm
Adoption website for children currently free for adoption: www.dhhs.ne.gov/adoption/children.htm
State Contacts (local contacts and judges on individual press releases:
Dianna Seiffert, Public Information Officer Janet Bancroft, Public Information Officer NE Dept. of Health & Human Services Nebraska Supreme Court
(402) 471-1695 (402) 471-3205
History of Nebraska Adoption Day:
Courts became involved in Nebraska's National Adoption Day in order to raise awareness of the need for permanent families for foster-adopt children throughout the state.
National Adoption Day
On National Adoption Day 2011 – an unprecedented number of courts and communities across the nation will come together to finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care and to celebrate all families who adopt. The day brings together hundreds of judges, attorneys, adoption agencies, adoption professionals and child advocates who are dedicated to creating forever families for waiting children.
Goals of National Adoption Day
History of National Adoption Day
Since 2000, National Adoption Day has grown from nine events in its first year to more than 375 events in 2010 with 4,800 adoptions finalized in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.
National Adoption Day Partners
A coalition of national partners – The Alliance for Children's Rights, Children's Action Network, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and Freddie Mac Foundation – sponsor National Adoption Day to draw special attention to foster children waiting for permanent families and to celebrate all loving families that adopt.
For more information, visit www.supremecourt.ne.gov/administrative-offices/adoption-day/adoption-day.shtml.