National Adoption Day is a joyous event celebrating the forever families across the nation. Four hundred cities in all 50 states perform about 5,000 adoptions in one day. Local Adoption Days are also held in Los Angeles throughout the year every few months.
History of the Adoption Day Program & National Adoption Day
The Los Angeles Adoption Day Program started in 1997 as a partnership between the Alliance, the Los Angeles Juvenile Court (Children’s Court), DCFS, and Public Counsel. The innovative program began as a solution to the overwhelming number of foster child adoptions stuck in a backlog. Together, we cleared the backlog and in doing so, established a national model for performing adoptions. Since 2000, National Adoption Day has joined 50,000 children with permanent families. Learn more.
Each year, Tennis for Tots is held in memory of David and Lynn Angell, who were tragically killed on September 11, 2001. David, creator of the successful television show “Frasier” and “Wings,” and Lynn were long-time advocates for abused and neglected children. Since their passing, The Angell Foundation has carried on the couple’s vision, generously supporting this event and the work of the Alliance.
Thank you to The Angell Foundation, City National Bank, Rosemary & Peter Casey, David Lee & Mark Nichols, O’Melveny & Myers and our many other past sponsors, players and donors for contributing to the event over the years.