10th Annual National Adoption Day

RI Famiy Court, Providence, RI
One Dorrance Plaza
Providence, Rhode Island

November 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Event Details:

Rhode Island Family Court will celebrate our 10th Annual National Adoption Day on November 23, 2013. Our event will coincide with events being planned across the United States on this day to draw attention to the adoption process and the large number of children available for adoption. This year's theme song is "HOME" by Philip Philips.

Our event begins at 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon on November 23rd at the Garrahy Judicial Complex, 5th Floor, Providence, RI, with a brief speaking program. This year’s special guest speakers are a family who adopted thier son at our first National Adoption Day event which was held ten years ago. We will then move into the court room where we expect to finalize 20-25 adoptions with about 250 family, friends and volunteers in attendance. We will be celebrating all families that adopt and encourage other families to consider adopting children or becoming foster parents.

We have many community agencies involved and local restaurants, stores, photographers, etc. donate to this event. Dunkin Brands donates breakfast; area restaurants donate lunch; balloon man and area sports mascots entertain the children. Each child receives a gift bag full of a toy donated by HASBRO, area gift cards, a frame with a gift certificate for an 8”X10” portrait of their “new” family, etc.

Contact Information:

Linda Lynch
Administrator, Rhode Island Family Court
401-458-5026
llynch@courts.ri.gov

Event Type(s):

  • Press conference or other media outreach
  • Celebration for adoptive families (entertainment, activities, picnic, etc.)
  • Courthouse adoption event

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