Jefferson County Courthouse
100 Jefferson County Parkway
November 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Saturday, November 17th is National Adoption Day and Jefferson County will celebrate by finalizing 7 adoptions with 6 families. Come help celebrate and learn more about the positive impact that adoption has on our society.
The keynote speakers for the day include a family who adopted a 16 year old girl in June, 2012. Gift bags will be given to each family with resource information and various goodies such as photo frames, post adoption resources, stuffed animals and more. There will be breakfast and activities for the children such as a caricature artist and an arts and crafts table. Additionally, representatives from the Colorado Post Adoption Resource Center and Promoting Safe and Stable Families will be present to provide resources to adoptive families.
Jefferson County Department of Human Services works with families interested in adoption or foster care throughout the year, and while adoptions are finalized year-long, National Adoption Day is an opportunity for families to rejoice. Human Services finalizes adoptions for approximately 70-100 children in any given year, and National Adoption Day celebrates all of these families for providing a permanent, stable, loving home for children who would otherwise still be waiting in foster care. It's also a time to bring attention to the over 100,000 children and youth in foster care throughout the United States waiting for adoptive families. While National Adoption Day is a wonderful celebration, more children wait for their special families. Families interested in more information on foster care and adoption may call 303-636-1543 or visit Jefferson County’s Foster Care and Adoption website at http://www.collaborativefostercare.com.
Marketing and Communication, Jefferson County Department of Human Services