​​National Stepfamily Day 

1997___________________________2016

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  •  1997    
  • Christy Borgeld begins a campaign to bring Stepfamily support and awareness to the forefront of our nation. She    begins a campaign for the first National Stepfamily Day. 24 states proclaimed. September 16 1997   

  •  1998  
  • Christy Borgeld request President Clinton to revise the language on the Presidential Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Proclamations to include all parents, biological, adopted, foster, and step.  He honors her request.     
  • In honor of National Stepfamily Day, Christy Borgeld organizes a National Stepfamily Day picnic. A little over 800 cities across our nation participate that first year.
  • National Stepfamily Day is now celebrated in 32 states.

  •  1999  
  •  Christy Borgeld begins to contact government officials in Canada and United Kingdom for a National Stepfamily Day.
  • National Stepfamily Day is now celebrated in 38 states. The National Stepfamily Day Picnic’s are held  in all fifty states, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
  • Christy Borgeld begins to petition city mayors across the United States to proclaim National Stepfamily Day.
  • Christy Borgeld request President Clinton to revise the language on the 1999 Presidential Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Proclamations. He honors her request.
  • Mr.  & Mrs. James Borgeld received a Congressional Award in collaboration with Parenting Coalition International. "Parenting Emmys," Award received in Washington D.C., Russell Senate Building on National Parents Day, July 26, 1999. The award reads: Lighting the Way to the New Millennium-National Parents Day 1999-PCI Award.

  •  2000
  • Stepfamily Day was placed in the United States Congressional Records September 13, 2000 : Archive: gov/us/fed/congress/record/ 2000/sep/13/2000CRE1476B [Congressional Record: September 13, 2000 (Extensions)] [Page E1476] From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:cr13se00-99]
  • National Stepfamily Day is now celebrated in 48 States. National Stepfamily Day picnic’s in all 50 states, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

  • 2001
  • Christy Borgeld request President George W. Bush  to revise the language on the 2001 Presidential Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Proclamations to honor all parents, biological, adopted, foster, and step. He honors her request.
  • National Stepfamily Day is now celebrated in all 50 States. (State Governor Proclamation or State Senate/House Resolution)
  •  National Stepfamily Day picnics’ are celebrated in all 50 States, Canada, and United Kingdom.

  • 2002-2009
  • National Stepfamily Day is celebrated in all 50 States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as stepfamily picnics’

  • 2010-2015
  • Christy  Borgeld request President Barack Obama to revise the language on the 2010 Presidential Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Proclamations to honor all parents, biological, adopted, foster and step : Honors her request
  •  Christy Borgeld  request a Presidential National Stepfamily Day from President Barack Obama
  • National Stepfamily Day is celebrated in all 50 States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well a Stepfamily picnics' and other fun family activities.
  • 2015
  • Christy Borgeld expanded National Stepfamily Day into having Stepfamily celebrate the whole week (September 16-22)  September 16 is National Stepfamily Day which will kick off the week long holiday thus giving families a full week to celebrate!

Stepfamily Day kicks off on September 16th

Celebrate the entire week with your family!

September 16-22 Celebrating the whole week!