Saturday, November 19, 2016, marked National Adoption Day where thousands of families finalized adoptions in courthouses across the country.

Here’s a round-up of our 10 favorite Instagram photos celebrating #NationalAdoptionDay:

1. Love Makes a Family

“The Love.” - @FosterMoms

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2. Sisterly Love

“Even though you’ll probably never read this, happy #nationaladoptionday to my best friend in the whole wide world. 7 years ago we decided to welcome you into our family & it was the best decision we’ve ever made. Even though you always leave your toy trucks in my room and purposely toot in front of me to make me mad (& about 100 other things that drive me crazy) you’re alsothe funniest, smartest 7 year old I know and I couldn’t be happier to call you my little brother.” - @victorianosilla

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3. The First Photo

“Today is national adoption day. This is one of the first pictures my parents took of me. America is my home but I never forget where I came from. Adoption is a beautiful and challenging thing.” - @justjoshing_arnd

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4. Finalization Day

Photo: @jedi48

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5. Time Flies

“Today is National Adoption Day a collective national effort to raise awareness of the over 100,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent homes and loving families. It was 5 years ago for us, but every day is a blessed one filled with joy knowing our dreams came true. There is still much work to do to debunk the myths and find ways to connect waiting children with forever families.” - @jacqueeaves

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6. It’s Official

“Hey I can finally post my love about these little ones since they’re officially Wilson boys.” - @maaddss17

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7. It Takes a Village

“Love my team of @ubwbawho give up their Saturday AM to volunteer for #NationalAdoptionDay 24 beautiful children legally adopted into their forever family today!!” - @genn_ahoy

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8. A Family 25 Years in the Making

“Well it’s official!!! The adoption is final! After 25 years of foster care and dozens of children…. My mother retired today after she adopted the very last of the family of 5!!! I had no idea it was #nationaladoptionday but what better way to end her foster parenting!!! It’s so funny because once the adoption was finished GiGi said really loud “now we can be happy” everyone was so tickled!!! This little girl is truly advanced!!! I’m so freaking happy!!! I’m praying that My mom is blessed for the rest of her days On this earth and that her days are extended!!! Simply because she has a servants heart!!!” - @iamraquelaisha

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9. A Bigger Family

“So today is our official #gotchaday the picture on the bottom is from our preliminary hearing. Our family got bigger by one on #Maythe4th and now it’s in the books and I couldn’t be more happy. Lydia you have changed more then just our lives. You touch everyone who hears your story.” - @daewooo10

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10. A Moment in Time

“Happy National Adoption Day! Adoption is something near and dear to my heart! Without it, and of course my amazing in-laws, I might have never met my sweet Huzz! This picture was taken just moments after they all met in the Milwaukee Airport. Makes my heart happy! What a blessing adoption truly is!” - @oliverhea

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