Judge John Bowman, a lifelong resident of Florida, led the initiative to resolve juvenile lockout situations that forced children guilty of misdemeanor offenses to be held in custody for more than 21 days. As part of additional efforts to help the state’s youth, Judge John Bowman is involved with National Adoption Day.
In the United States, National Adoption Day is held on the Saturday preceding Thanksgiving every November. The purpose of the event, comprised of various activities throughout the year, is to raise awareness for the more than 100,000 children in foster care who need and deserve a family and home. National Adoption Day 2012 marked the event’s thirteenth anniversary and saw more than 4,500 children moved into permanents homes in 400 cities. To date, National Adoption Day has assisted nearly 44,500 children find homes. Throughout the year, the National Adoption Day organization continues to celebrate adoptions and adoptive families while enhancing communications between adoption agencies all over America.