Gotcha Day (Adoption Day Celebrations)

Many families celebrate the day their child was adopted. Families vary in what they call it: Gotcha Day, Adoption Day, Family Day, Adoption Anniversary Day.

There is no one “right” day to select as your adoption day. It might be the first time you and your child met, the day you went to court, the day your child came home, or the day the adoption was finalized. The idea is to celebrate the special aspects of how your family was created and/or expanded.

Listed below are some of the ways families can celebrate their adoption day:

In the past, adoption was considered a quiet, secretive event. Now, thankfully, families can celebrate the joy and happiness that has come to them through becoming an adoptive family.