National Adoption Day was on November 19th as a celebration of the way some children may find families. According to a poll, 58% of Americans know someone who was adopted; there’s also a long list of adopted celebrities ranging from Bill Clinton to Malcolm X to Faith Hill. However, while one in three Americans consider adoption, only few follow through with the process. This is not nearly enough for the 100,000 foster youth waiting to find their permanent families. These youth generally wait a year for the adoption process to be finalized; 800, though, had waited for longer than five years. “None of these children is waiting for a castle or a mansion. All they want is another chance. All they’re waiting for is a break. It was not their choice to be unable to live with their biological parents. It was not their choice to be removed from their families and to enter the foster care system. These children deserve a second chance at a happy, healthy permanent home,” says Michael Piraino, CEO of National CASA. Click here to read more.