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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.


Adoption in the Park
Saturday November, 8, 10:00 am at Udall Park
This is our local annual event to celebrate our adoptive families during National Adoption Month. There are fun family activities, food and resources provided to the families who adopt at this event.



Placer County 13th Annual Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 9:00 am at Placer County Historic Courthouse, 101 Maple St. Auburn Ca
Placer County and PlacerKids will be holding their 13th annual National Adoption Day celebration. There will be music, food, balloons, face painting, crafts and much more as we celebrate many of our children finding forever homes.


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.


Weld County Colorado Adoption Day
Friday November, 21, 8:30 am at 19th Judicial Main Court House, Greeley CO
An event will be held for parents adopting through the child welfare system and domestically to celebrate all adoptions that occur year round.



Delaware's National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 1:00 pm at Murphy School, 42 Kings Highway East, Dover DE
Delaware families recently (past 2 years) touched by adoption are invited to celebrate together on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1 PM at Murphy School, 42 Kings Highway East, Dover, DE 19901 There will be a brief ceremony with Delaware’s Family Court Judges to acknowledge and affirm these adoptive families, followed by light refreshments. Please RSVP to your Delaware adoption agency. Sponsored by Delaware’s Interagency Coalition on Adoption.

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).



National Adoption Day
Friday November, 21, 2:00 pm at Manatee County Court House - Bradenton, FL
National Adoption Day for children adopted through the Safe Children Coalition, Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto County, FL.


National Adoption Day
Friday November, 21, 2:00 pm at Manatee County Court House
This day is a fun filled day to finalize adoptions.


How a House Becomes a Home...Adoption Celebration Picnic
Saturday November, 8, 11:30 am at Bradenton, FL
The Safe Children Coalition invite you to our annual Adoption Celebration Picnic! Please join us for food, games, face painting, bounce houses, photo booth, arts and crafts, dancing and fun.....!

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