Gotcha Day (sometimes called Gotchya Day, Adoption Day, Family Day, Adoption Anniversary Day) is a day celebrated by American families of adopted children to recognize the day they received the child.
- The Gotcha Day is the day that the child was placed into the family's home for adoption, in other words, the day the family Gotcha.
- It is the most celebrated of adoption related events.
- In her book, The Joy of Family Rituals, Barbara Bizou wrote, Gotcha Day "is designed to show your adopted child how much you wanted him/her and that every year you continue to cherish him/her." (http://www.wikipedia.org/)
For ideas on how to celebrate this special day please visit: Older Child Adoptions, Resources for Family Families, Friends and Communities.