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50 Free Adoption Shirt Designs

50 Free Adoption Shirt Designs

In honor of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day, we're releasing 50 of our favorite adoption shirt designs -- completely free. You can use these designs for launching a fundraiser, printing your own shirts, or whatever you can dream up!

Each design is also packaged with a layered Adobe Photoshop (PSD) and Illustrator (AI) file so you can customize it any way you see fit. Simply click the download link for each design and then unzip the folder on your computer. Enjoy!

1. Family is More than Blood V3

Family is More than Blood V3 Shirt Design

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2. Adoption Alphabet

Adoption Alphabet Shirt Design

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3. Hope for One V3

Hope for One V3 Shirt Design

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4. One Less Orphan

One Less Oprhan Shirt Design

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5. 147 Million Orphans Minus 1 V2

147 Million Orphans Shirt Design

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6. Adopt Heart

Adopt Heart Shirt Design

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7. Chosen By Love

Chosen By Love Shirt Design

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8. Adoption is Beautiful

Adoption is Beautiful Shirt Design

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9. Love Makes a Family V3

Love Makes a Family V3 Shirt Design

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10. Adopt without Doubt

Adopt without Doubt Shirt Design

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11. Chosen

Chosen Shirt Design

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12. Simply Love

Simply Love Shirt Design

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13. It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village Shirt Design

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14. Love Makes a Family V2

Love Makes a Family V2 Shirt Design

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15. Hope for One V2

Hope for One V2 Shirt Design

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16. Adoption Rocks V2

Adoption Rocks V2 Shirt Design

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17. Adoption is Love

Adoption is Love Shirt Design

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18. Love is Waiting

Love is Waiting Shirt Design

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19. Family is More than Blood

Family is More than Blood Shirt Design

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20. Adoption is Love V2

Adoption is Love V2 Shirt Design

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21. Adopted for Life

Adopted for Life Shirt Design

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22. Adopted for Life V2

Adopted for Life V2 Shirt Design

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23. Chosen by Love V2

Chosen by Love V2 Shirt Design

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24. Family is More than Blood V2

Family is More than Blood V2 Shirt Design

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25. Adopted

Adopted Shirt Design

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26. Chosen by Love V3

Chosen by Love V3 Shirt Design

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27. Adoption is Love V3

Adoption is Love V3 Shirt Design

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28. Hope for One V4

Hope for One V4 Shirt Design

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29. Adoptied

Adoptied Shirt Design

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30. I Adopt

I Adopt Shirt Design

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31. Adopt Happiness

Adopt Happiness Shirt Design

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32. I'll Adopt

I'll Adopt Shirt Design

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33. Love Adopted Hope

Love Adopted Hope Shirt Design

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34. Hope Love Adopt

Hope Love Adopt Shirt Design

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35. 147 Million Minus 1

147 Million Minus 1 Shirt Design

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36. Orphans Need Families

Orphans Need Families Shirt Design

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37. John 14:18

John 14:18 Shirt Design

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38. Adopt Heart Cloud

Adopt Heart Cloud Shirt Design

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39. Adopted Cross

Adopted Cross Shirt Design

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40. Hope for One

Hope for One Shirt Design

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41. Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family Shirt Design

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42. Adoption Rocks

Adoption Rocks Shirt Design

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43. Chosen for Life

Chosen for Life Shirt Design

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44. Pray Love Act

Pray Love Act Shirt Design

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45. One Less Orphan V2

One Less Orphan V2 Shirt Design

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46. One More Loved

One More Loved Shirt Design

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47. Adoption is How I Roll

Adoption is How I Roll Shirt Design

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48. One More Loved V2

One More Loved V2 Shirt Design

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50. Blessed By Adoption

Blessed By Adoption Shirt Design

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Learn More About National Adoption Month & National Adoption Day

November is National Adoption Month and November 22 is National Adoption Day.

National Adoption Month has been celebrated since 1995, and National Adoption Day has been celebrated since the year 2000.

Both events, however, can be traced back to 1976, when Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis announced “Adoption Week” as a way to spread awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in foster care.

National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day

Today, we continue that tradition by holding National Adoption Day every November before Thanksgiving. National Adoption Day always takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The date is specifically chosen so that foster children can find a home before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Every year, approximately 300 National Adoption Day events are held across the country. Events are organized by several major non-profit groups and smaller partners, including:

Together, these organizations have been responsible for helping tens of thousands of children find happy “forever” homes with loving parents. Here are some of the heartwarming statistics about National Adoption Day:

  • Since 2000, more than 40,000 children have been adopted from foster care on National Adoption Day
  • In 2013, approximately 4,500 youth in foster care were adopted by their forever families during the 14th annual National Adoption Day celebration
  • Today in the United States, approximately 100,000 children in foster care are awaiting adoption from a permanent and loving family

Myths about adoption

Many people have preconceived notions about adoption and foster care. National Adoption Day aims to dispel these myths:

MYTH: There are not enough loving families available who want to adopt children from foster care

In 2012, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption conducted a survey which revealed 1 in 5 American adults had considered adoption. Of those adults, 72% had considered adoption from foster care – which is a higher percentage than any other form of adoption. The next two most popular adoption methods were private infant adoption and international adoption. One of the main goals of National Adoption Day is making loving families aware that there are children in their local area in need of a good home.

MYTH: Adopting a child from foster care involves lots of annoying red tape and bureaucracy

This used to be true. However, in 1997, Congress streamlined the foster care adoption process by enacting the Adoption and Safe Families Act. This vastly reduces the amount of red tape while still ensuring children are placed within a good, loving home.

MYTH: Adopting a child from foster care is expensive

This myth persists today, but it’s totally false: adopting children from foster care is typically free. Many agencies do not charge to connect families with children in foster care. Additionally, government agencies often offer adoption assistance, and some companies do the same as part of their employee benefits package. Federal tax credits can also offset the fees and court costs of the foster care adoption process, and new adoptive parents can qualify for a maximum tax credit of $13,190.

MYTH: Adoptive parents need to be traditional model parents

Contrary to the above myth, approximately one third of foster care adoptions are by single parents. Adoptive parents come from a diverse range of backgrounds and qualifications. One goal of National Adoption Day is dispelling the notion that prospective parents need to be a modern day version of “Ozzie and Harriet.” A love for children and a commitment to good parenting are the two most important qualifications. More and more states are also allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt foster children

MYTH: Children in foster care come with too much “baggage”

This may be the saddest and most untrue myth of them all: some people believe that foster children have too much emotional or physical baggage. Just like all children, foster children have enormous potential to thrive when given love, patience, and a stable environment. As testament to that fact, former U.S. Senator Ben “Nighthorse” Campbell and Minnesota Viking Dante Culpepper were both adopted from foster care – as were many other happy and successful individuals.

National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

November 22 is National Adoption Day, but the entire month of November is National Adoption Month. Every year, the United States Children’s Bureau funds National Adoption Month as part of a joint partnership with AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway.

The month starts with an official proclamation from the President of the United Sates. Many state governors also issue their own proclamations to raise awareness.

2014’s National Adoption Month has a theme of “Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections”. This theme pays tribute to the unique bond between siblings and the important of that bond as we age.

As ChildWelfare.gov explains, “It is the longest lasting relationship most people have, longer than the parent-child or spousal relationship.”

Over the last two decades, research has shown that children and youth experience better outcomes from foster care when placed with their siblings. This year’s National Adoption Month wants to spread awareness of the importance of the special bond between siblings.

You can learn more about National Adoption Month at ChildWelfare.gov.