Due to COVID-19, our large annual picnic gatherings of Nightlight families is cancelled. But we want to honor your journey and stories virtually! There are three great ways you can participate with us this year!

1. Family Photo/Video Contest

We invite you to gather to share a meal, have fun with outdoor activities, show off with a neighborhood parade – all while documenting the fun with photos or video!

Who can enter? Any Adoptee, Birth Mother or Adoptive parents who have worked with Nightlight Christian Adoptions.

What can be entered? A photo with a caption describing your adoption story (limit 150 words) or a video (under 1 minute) honoring your adoption journey. The entry must be posted on Facebook and include the hashtag #NCApicnic2020. If you are not on facebook, simply email your photo/video and caption to [email protected] and we will submit your entry for you.

Entry deadline? July 10, 2020

Who will judge the entries? photos and videos will be judged by social media participants as well as Nightlight employees. Prizes will be given to the photo and video with the most votes by the public and Nightlight employees.

Photo/video ideas: Capture having fun with your family during any of these activities (or think of your own): water balloon toss, frisbee, three-legged race, hula hoop together, sidewalk tic-tac-toe, tug of war!  Hold a paper with #NCApicnic2020 written on it! 

2. Local Scavenger Hunt


NIGHTLIGHT is sponsoring a Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt in each state where there is a Nightlight office. We’ve identified state-specific landmarks for you to locate. Take a photo with at least 1 family member either wearing, holding, or standing beside each landmark. Post your photos online or email to [email protected]. The first family to submit all 5 photos with the landmarks wins! One first prize per state.


See the list of each state and landmarks below for the Scavenger hunt.

Texas – Texas flag, barbecue restaurant, cow or horse, Western attire, Whataburger

California – palm trees, InNOut, surfing or surfboard, Disneyland Disney character/clothing, poppies

Florida, Disney character, beach or beach attire, alligator, sunglasses/sun, dolphin or manatee

Georgia – Chick-fil-A, Coca Cola bottle, Georgia sports team attire (Braves, UA, GT, Falcons, Georgia Peach, Southern-style restaurant

Kentucky – Classic fence with horse, Ale-8, U of K/U of L College basketball T-shirt, bourbon barrel or bottle, KFC

Colorado – CO flag, Columbine flower, bronze statue, Colorado Trailhead sign, feet in any of Colorado’s lakes or rivers

South Carolina – Well-known SC Bridge, SC flag, Clemson & U of SC Flag in one picture, SC BBQ and Cheerwine, Palmetto tree

Missouri – Kansas City Chiefs hat or memorabilia, Little House on the Prairie book, Picture or replica of the St. Louis arch, souvenir or picture of Silver Dollar City or Branson or other MO attraction, bottle of KC barbecue sauce

Indiana – Indiana flag or checkered flag, Pizza King or tenderloin restaurant, cow or cornfield, basketball goal or covered bridge, cardinal

Oklahoma – Route 66 sign, Oklahoma flag, dreamcatcher, video singing “Oklahoma”, Sonic drive-in


3. Donate

Donations will be collected for our Post Adoption Connection Center and Birth Mother Fund. Click here to donate toward this special post adoption fund!