LL Cool J Hosts the Moving Holiday Adoption Special "A Home for the Holidays - 20th Anniversary Special"
17 December 2018
LL Cool J (Photo: Idris Erba/CBS)
"A Home for the Holidays - 20th Anniversary Event"
Friday, December 21 at 9 PM ET/PT on CBS
A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY special celebrates families whose lives have been changed by adoption. Host LL COOL J will introduce inspirational stories about children adopted from foster care, and Gwen Stefani, Train and Lukas Graham will each perform. Highlights from the Grove’s annual tree-lighting ceremony, including a performance by Andy Grammer, will be featured during the special.
Gwen Stefani (Photo: Idris Erba/CBS)
For the last two decades, the award-winning special has raised awareness for the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care and changed the lives of a generation of foster children. The special features uplifting stories of adoption from foster care, enhanced with performances by today’s most popular artists.
Train, Andy Grammer, Lukas Graham (Courtesy of CBS)
Many families that have adopted from foster care have been featured on A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS since it began. Over 90 percent of the adopted foster children featured on the show have graduated from high school and gone on to follow their dreams of college, advanced degrees and successful careers, including nursing, teaching, social work, legal counsel, business, construction and the military. Many have started happy families of their own.
Currently, there are more than 438,000 children in foster care in the United States. The inspirational “Children Waiting” segment gives voice to these forgotten children by creating an intimate portrait of their hopes, their dreams and their wish for a “forever family.”
The special is presented in association with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children’s Action Network.
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