From the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption–On Dec. 22, from 9-10 p.m. EST/PST, CBS will host its 21st anniversary of “A Home for the Holidays” to help the Foundation raise awareness of the importance of foster care adoption. With host: Idina Menzel and performances by Adam Lambert, NE-YO and Kelly Rowland. Check your local listings to see when it is airing where you live.

The idea for “A Home for the Holidays” was pitched to CBS by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children’s Action Network to build awareness of the thousands of children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care. The annual primetime special shares stories of foster care adoption and has featured performances from some of America’s most popular music artists, including Gwen Stefani, Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey and more.

In between musical acts, the stories of amazing families brought together through foster care adoption are shared. More than 30,000 people have been inspired to seek more information on becoming an adoptive parent as a direct result of A Home for the Holidays.

If you are inquiring about a child featured on “A Home for the Holidays,” contact the Children’s Action Network:

Learn more about the foster care adoption journey.

A Home for the Holidays