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Adoption Celebration
Saturday November, 8, 11:00 am at North Bowl, Wasilla, Alaska
Alaska Center for Resource Families (ACRF) and the Office of Children's Services (OCS) will hold an Adoption Celebration at North Bowl on Nov. 8 for families that finalized their adoptions over the past year. The kids can bowl for up to 2 hours after a pizza and taco bar buffet and the adults can work on LifeBooks. We will also entertain the kids with a balloon artist and a magician while the adults share their personal adoption stories. In addition, ACRF and OCS will have an adoption celebration during finalizations at the Palmer Courthouse in November once we can establish a date for that to occur.



Maricopa County National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 9:00 am at Durango Juvenile Court Center
Maricopa County is excited to celebrate their 15th annual Adoption Day! We will finalize approximately 300 children's adoptions. Families can enjoy gift bags for the children being adopted, a professional family photo taken right after their finalization, along with bounce houses and activities for the children.


National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 10:00 am at Juvenile Justice Center in Prescott, AZ
We will be celebrating National Adoption Day at the Juvenile Justice Center in Prescott Arizona on November 22, 2014.



National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 10:00 am at New Unto Others
Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services, in partnership with community business New Unto Others, Azusa Pacific University (APU) and BNI, will promote and celebrate adoption with information dissemination, prior to November 22, 2014 at APU, and on November 22, 2014 at New Unto Others. It will include a press conference and media outreach.

Monterey Park

Los Angeles National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 12:00 pm at Monterey Park, CA
Los Angeles will celebrate its 15th annual National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court in Monterey Park. On this special day, more than 120 children's adoptions from foster care will be finalized and celebrated. There will be a press conference (time TBD) led by Presiding Judge Michael Nash. The adoption hearings will begin at 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. There will be balloons, arts & crafts, books, and refreshments for the children and families. More details to come!


Celebrating Children and Families Under the Big Top
Thursday November, 20, 11:00 am at Ontario Convention Center
18th Annual Adoption Finalization Event, a joint venture between San Bernardino County Children and Family Services and the San Bernardino County Juvenile Dependency Court. We anticipate finalizing the adoptions of over 90 children at a circus-themed gala which will include music, children's activities, games, photo ops and of course, the actual finalizing of the adoptions in a special court setting.



Adams County Adoption Day Celebration
Saturday November, 22, 9:00 am at Adams County Justice Center
Adams County Adoption Day Celebration will begin with a welcome by the 17th Judical District Chief Judge and Adams County Director of Human Services, followed by a Proclamation reading by the Adams County Commissioners. Families will be treated to brunch, gift baskets, face-painting and adoption finalizations.


Denver Adoption Day
Friday November, 14, 9:00 am at Denver Juvenile Court
Denver Adoption Day will begin with an opening ceremony in the Jury Assembly Room in the Lingsey-Flanigan Courthouse. Adoptions will follow in the 2nd floor courtrooms.

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

28th Annual District of Columbia Courts Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 10:00 am at 500 Indiana Avenue, NW DC 20001
The 28th Annual DC Adoption Day ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 22nd, from 10am to noon on the third floor atrium of Moultrie Courthouse (500 Indiana Avenue, NW). This year’s program is themed "Family: A Work of Art." Barbara Harrison, NBC4 anchor and host of Wednesday’s Child, will be our mistress of ceremonies. This celebration is the cornerstone of the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency’s efforts to encourage members of the community to adopt children who are currently in foster care and to provide them with permanent and loving homes. Adoptions will be finalized during the ceremony and the event will feature performances by talented local youth. A reception will immediately follow the program. If you are interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, there will be social workers present to talk with you about the process. If you are unable to attend, but interested, please contact CFSA at 202-671-LOVE (5683).



Annual Adoption Day
Friday November, 14, 9:30 am at Clearwater, FL
The Sixth Circuit Court will have two Adoption Day ceremonies in November. In Pasco county, it will take place on November 7, 2014, and in Pinellas County, it will take place on November 14, 2014. The Pinellas event will include a ceremonial session with speakers, entertainment and an award presentation, followed by the adoption finalizations and Reception.


National Adoption Day
Friday November, 21, 11:00 am at Collier County Couthouse
National Adoption Day event at the Collier County Courthouse to celebrate Foster Care adoptions and private adoptions. We will have a proceeding in the Collier County Courthouse followed by a lunch reception in the atrium with snacks, face painting and balloon animals

New Port Richey

Pasco County's Adoption Day Celebration
Friday November, 7, 10:00 am at West Pasco Judicial Center, 7530 Little Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34654
The sixth Circuit consists of two counties, Pasco and Pinellas. Pasco County’s Adoption Day Event will take place on Friday, November 07, 2014 @ 10:00am and will include a ceremonial session with speakers and entertainment, followed by the adoption finalizations and Reception.


Footprints to a Forever Family 5K
Saturday November, 22, 9:00 am at Bayview Park; Pensacola, Florida
Date: 22 November 2014 Time: 0900 Race Start Place: Bayview Park; Pensacola Cost: $20.00 per person for 5K; Free Kid's Fun Run Contact:

West Palm Beach

National Adoption Day
Friday November, 21, 11:30 am at 15th Judicial Courthouse in Palm Beach County, Florida
Adoptive families, adoption supporters, government officials, volunteers and child advocates will join to celebrate National Adoption Day in Palm Beach County on Friday, November 21, 2014 where more than 15 children in foster care will be adopted into permanent, loving families at the 15th Judicial Courthouse in West Palm Beach.



National Adoption Day, Fulton County, GA.
Saturday November, 22, 10:00 am at Fulton County Juvenile Court, Atlanta, GA.
12th Annual National Adoption Day Celebration at the Fulton County Juvenile Court, Atlanta, GA.

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