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This Pastor Crowdfunded $4 Million To Help Sponsor 982 Adoptions

World Adoption Day is today, Nov. 9.

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In Hollywood, California, an organization called AdoptTogether has declared today, Nov. 9, World Adoption Day.

In 2012, MOSAIC pastor Hank Fortener started a non-profit crowdfunding site to assist families adopting children from both the U.S. and abroad.

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Hank's site, AdoptTogether.org allows families to crowdfund their adoptions using their existing social networks.

Over $4 million has already been raised. Now Hank and AdoptTogether's hope is to keep the momentum going with a day to celebrate adoption all over the world.

To mark the day, Hank has requested that everyone post a symbolic photo to social media: a smiley face drawn on the palm of one hand.

Former NBA player Jason Collins and countless others have pledged their support for the effort.

I'm in for #WorldAdoptionDay! Tomorrow, join by posting a photo with the smiley-face-hand-selfie. Help @WorldAdoptDay

Jason Collins@jasoncollins98Follow

I'm in for #WorldAdoptionDay!

Tomorrow, join by posting a photo with the smiley-face-hand-selfie. Help @WorldAdoptDay

8:50 PM - 08 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Also taking part are Charity Water founder Scott Harrison and Jessica Stam:

So proud to be a part of the first ever #WorldAdoptionDay this Sunday: http://t.co/Y2E5PPhHU2 @WorldAdoptDay

Jessica Stam@Jess_StamFollow

So proud to be a part of the first ever #WorldAdoptionDay this Sunday: http://t.co/Y2E5PPhHU2 @WorldAdoptDay

2:50 PM - 07 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

For more information, see WorldAdoptionDay.org

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