Watch our Adoption Day ceremonies live

This Friday, Nov. 5, we’ll be helping unite 10 children in foster care with their permanent families. Of everything that we do all year, this is one of our favorite events. It’s always a popular click on social media too.

These 10 children will join eight families. Among them:

  • Harper and Alexis, two girls who are petite in size but big in personality;
  • Norah, who came to her parents straight from the hospital. They were a foster family who had expected to close their home to future adoptions after adopting two other children. But they fell so in love with Norah that she will make three;
  • Brycen is being adopted by the son (and his wife) of his former foster parents. He hopes to celebrate with pancakes at Cracker Barrel.

About 400 children in Hamilton County custody are currently waiting for adoptive families.

We experienced a record year in numbers of adoptions in 2019 – 259 children. That was a 25 percent increase over 2018. That number declined a little last year during the pandemic, to 201.

Watch live on our foster care and adoption Facebook page.