I’m the adoptive mother of a 2-year-old daughter. I’m writing to ask about celebrating Adoption Day. I’ve read different angles on this—that it should not be celebrated because it was a traumatic day for the child; that it should be celebrated because the adoptive family is happy to be together; that it should be observed in a more solemn, non-celebratory way, etc. As my daughter approaches the age when she will develop a clearer understanding of being adopted, we are wondering what the contributors on this site think about this question. If it’s relevant, my daughter was born in Korea, was relinquished on the day of her birth, lived in a babies’ home for her first two months, and then with a foster family until we adopted her at 9 months. After talking with other families, we consider her Adoption Day to be the day she was handed over to our custody in Korea. Thanks in advance for your responses.