Celebrate National Reunification Day!
June 19, 2010
This year, a number of national organizations, including the NACC, are working together to organize the first National Reunification Day on June 19, 2010. The goal of National Reunification Day is to celebrate families and communities coming together and to raise awareness about the importance of family reunification to children in foster care. While June 19, 2010 is the official day, a number of jurisdictions are celebrating on different days and weeks. The important part of this initiative is to celebrate successful reunifications whenever it works for your organization. A number of states already celebrate Reunification Day just as they do National Adoption Day. We encourage you to promote this effort in your state.
Reunification with family is the preferred outcome for children removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Every year, hundreds of thousands of children are successfully reunified with their families. Reunification takes work, commitment, and investment of time and resources by parents, family members, social workers, attorneys, courts and the community. For most children in foster care, reunification with their family is their best option for a permanent and loving home. National Reunification Day is one way to acknowledge the hard work and celebrate the families who are back together!
Please visit the America Bar Association’s (ABA) Center on Children and the Law website
Learn more about how some jurisdictions are celebrating family reunifications.
Access planning tools to help organize your National Reunification Day celebration.
Register your National Reunification Day celebration and share information about your event.
This web page is regularly updated with new information, so please visit it often for latest information.
Organizations working together on the National Reunification Day initiative include: the ABA National Project to Improve Representation for Parents Involved in the Child Welfare System, the ABA Center on Children and the Law, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), and the National Foster Care Coalition.