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St. Paul

National Adoption Day
Monday November, 17, 6:00 pm at Dakota County- Western Service Center
Dakota County is celebrating National Adoption Day with current and previous adoptive families.



Achieving Permanency One Child At A Time
Saturday November, 22, 8:05 am at Region II West
Meet Your Adoption Specialist will be featured in all surrounding local newspapers in Region II West. The ad will feature the adoption specialist for each county and information about children in foster care and adoption. The feature will run for the month of November. The adoption unit staff will host a meet and greet at different locations in the community. Also national adoption month signs/banners will be displayed at various sites.



St. Louis County's Adoption Saturday
Saturday November, 22, 9:00 am at Family Court of St. Louis County
This will be our Court's 14th year of participation in Adoption Saturday. 433 children have found permanent families in the past 13 years of our involvement in this event. We hope to finalize the adoption of 27 families this year.

Kansas City

Jackson County National Adoption Day Celebration
Friday November, 21, 1:30 pm at Jackson County Family Court
Jackson County Family Court is celebrating National Adoption Day on Friday, November 21st. We'll celebrate locally with a reception at the courthouse, complete with gifts for adoptees and games and activities for the entire family. Jackson County CASA volunteer and Channel 41 anchor JaioJaio Shen will be Master of Ceremonies!

Saint Louis

National Adoption Awareness Month 2014 Kickoff Celebration
Friday November, 7, 10:00 am at Family Resource Center
St. Louis City Family Court - Juvenile Division, in cooperation with several community partners, is sponsoring a National Adoption Awareness Month Kickoff Celebration in order to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families and encourage the adoption of children in foster care waiting for a family.


Adoption Day Celebration
Friday November, 21, 12:00 am at 1111 N Robberson
We will be holding adoption hearings. Honoring adoptive parents. Celebrating adoption with snacks and refreshments. Providing entertainment for the families.



10th Judicial District Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 9:00 am at Hastings, Nebraska
10th Annual Celebration. Adoptions will be finalized in the morning at the Courthouse. Lunch at YMCA for all recently adoptive families and all families throughout the judicial district who completed their adoption this past year. Bouncy house, gifts and free admission to the YMCA for the day. Fun for all!


Lancaster County Juvenile Court National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 15, 9:00 am at Justice and Law Enforcement Center, Lincoln NE
Lancaster County Juvenile Court is participating in our 10th consecutive National Adoption Day celebration. We are planning for approximately 50 adoptions to be finalized in the morning and we have several fun activities planned, such as balloon artists, magic show, face painting, character appearances by Runza Rex and Saltdogs Homer, and much more. We have a professional photographer available to take first family photos and refreshments will be provided for all guests.


Celebrate Adoption!
Saturday November, 22, 3:00 pm at YMCA Norfolk, NE
Northeast Nebraska will be celebrating National Adoption Day at the Norfolk YMCA. All adoptees and their families are invited to attend a fun day of swimming, laser tag and other activities. Gifts for adoptees and door prizes. A meal will be included. The event is sponsored by Health and Human Services, 7th Judicial District, CASA, NFAPA, FCRO, Nebraska Children's Home, Building Blocks, Behavioral Health Specialists and the Norfolk YMCA. RSVP to Kari Kraenow at 402-370-3193 or


Douglas County Juvenile Court National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 8:30 am at Omaha, Nebraska
We will be celebrating our 15th consecutive year participating in National Adoption Day. Our event will begin with a guest speaker at our Press Conference. We have been fortunate to receive a grant from the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation again this year, which will help our celebration tremendously with providing entertainment (balloon artist, face painting, magician, etc.), photo booth, gifts for all the children being adopted, t-shirts, professional family photos, desserts/beverages, flowers for all the parents, a chili feed at the Children's Museum following the adoptions, and much more! A list of sponsors/donations are as follows:


Adoption Day Celebration
Saturday December, 6, 11:00 am at ESU 13 Scottsbluff
We are holding a celebration for families who have adopted from foster care in the NE panhandle during 2014. There will be food, games, a magician, bounce house, toys, and gifts for the families. The event will last 3 hours and will be a lot of fun!!



National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 11:00 am at Elko County Courthouse, Dept.1
Adoption ceremony followed by a luncheon for all those families who participated in an adoption in the last year.

New Hampshire


A Celebration of New Hampshire's Adoptive Families
Tuesday November, 18, 3:00 pm at NH State House - Governor's Council Chambers
A celebration for NH adoptive families open to the public.

New Jersey

Bergen County

Bergen's NAD at WOW event
Saturday November, 15, 9:30 am at Bergen County, NJ
There will be a big party with music, dancing, background slide shows, tours, exhibits, games, balloonists, gift prizes, crafts, face painting, lunch, cake, and more! All families who will have adopted children through Bergen County's two Child Protection and Permanency offices between 12/1/13 and 11/14/15 are receiving invitations. Attendance is by invitation only.


Camden County Superior Court, Family Division
Friday November, 21, 1:00 pm at Hall of Justice, 101 S. 5th St. Camden, NJ 08103-4001
The Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden Vicinage will celebrate National Adoption Day on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Camden County Hall of Justice, 101 South 5th Street, Camden, New Jersey. Adoptions will be heard at 1:30 pm. The event is a collaboration between the Superior Court Camden Vicinage, The Camden County Surrogate's Office, The Department of Child Protection and Permanency,and CASA of Camden County. A luncheon will be hosted by the Camden County Surrogate's office at 12 noon for families scheduled for adoption finalization hearings. A dessert reception will follow at 1 pm hosted by the Superior Court,Hall of Justice, Camden Vicinage in the Jury Assembly room, lower level.

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