National Adoption Day 2014

Today is National Adoption Day, an event geared toward raising awareness about the 100,000+ children in the U.S. foster care system who are waiting for families, and a day to celebrate adoption in general. In the Dropping Anchors crew we have 21 adoptions to be thankful for today, via foster care and private adoption, as well as a few permanent guardianships. Often kids in foster care remain faceless in social media for their privacy and protection. Here are some of the beautiful faces of children who once were waiting for a safe, secure future with a loving family but now are part of a family forever!

We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” Radical by David Platt


Jazmine Joy
Born: 12-8-11  Home: 6-25-12  Forever: 2-14-14

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Alianna Mae
Born: 7-20-11  Home: 9-21-11  Forever: 8-7-12

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Nikkolas “Nikko” David Matthew
Born: 6-22-10  Home: 10-11-10  Forever 11-17-12

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Dalton Eugene
Born: 4-3-11 Home: 4-10-13 Forever 9-12-14
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Hudson Justice
Born: 7-26-06 Home: 4-6-07 Forever: 7-25-08
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Adelaide Gina
Born: 8-6-07 Home: 8-8-07 Forever: 7-25-08

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Whitaker James
Born: 9-15-09 Home: 11-23-09 Forever: 10-13-10

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Penelope Finch
Born 11-17-10 Home: 4-24-14 Forever: 9-5-14

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Michael Ellis
Born: 10-5-12 Home: 6-4-13 Forever: 9-26-14

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Aiden Michael William
Born: 4-7-06 Home: 11-6-07 Forever: 1-17-08

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Tayler Renee Elizabeth
Born: 2-7-13 Home: 2-22-13 Forever: 9-15-14

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Isaiah Cole
Born: 12-25-12 Home: 3-8-13 Forever: 10-11-13

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Shelby Anneliese Joy
Born: 6-12-09 Home: 6-15-09 Forever: 8-24-10

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Braeden Timothy William
Born: 7-30-12 Home: 8-2-12 Forever: 10-29-14

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Caleb Sikes
Born: 4-15-08 Home: 2-26-13 Forever: 8-8-13
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Timothy Reed
Born: 8-17-09 Home: 2-26-13 Forever: 8-8-13
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Joseph Bryce
Born: 1-12-11 Home: 2-26-13 Forever: 8-8-13

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Josiah Samuel
Born: 2-16-11 Home: 2-19-11 Forever: 8-23-11

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Amiah Marilee Grace
Born: 8-27-12 Home: 11-26-12 Forever: 2-4-14

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And a very, very special congratulations to this handsome baby boy, whose adoption will be finalized TODAY!

Jackson Samuel
Born: 4-21-13 Home: 11-13-13 Forever: 11-22-14

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