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Fremont

National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 22, 1:30 pm at Fremont NE
Celebrating forever homes for families that have participated in adoptions.

Hastings

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!

Kearney

"Come One, Come All! Step Right Up and Have a Ball!"
Saturday November, 22, 11:00 am at Kearney Area Children's Museum
A carnival themed celebration for our Department of Health and Human Services 2014 Adoptive Families. The families will enjoy a pizza party lunch, gift bags and raffle prizes, followed by the chance to make memories in a Photo Booth. A caricature artist, face painting, and popcorn machine will also be available. The Nebraska Freemasons CHIP (Child Identification Program) is optional for all participants. After the celebration, the families can explore the Children's Museum. Other sponsors include Right Turn, Building Blocks, Compass, and the Foster Care Review Office.

Lincoln

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.

McCool Junction

Adoption Day Celebration
Saturday November, 22, 3:20 pm at McCool Junction Public Schools
Join us for a day of fun and celebration. There will be fun activities and the day will wrap up with a light meal. The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. at the McCool Junction Public School in McCool Junction, Nebraska, and will end at about 5:30 p.m.

Norfolk

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 kari.kraenow.nebraska.gov.

North Platte

Adoption Celebration
Saturday December, 6, 11:00 am at 1400 East E St
DHHS, Right Turn and legal professionals are joining together to host a carnival celebration for area adoptive families who have adopted children within in the last two years. The celebration will include food, carnival games, prizes, crafts, face painting, balloon artists, and a bounce house. Each family will be given a family portrait by a professional photographer. There will also be a surprise visit from Santa and candy canes for all. The event will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church from 11-1.

Omaha

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:

Scottsbluff

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!!

Nevada

Elko

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

Concord

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, and families must rsvp and receive a confirmed reservation because space is limited.

Camden

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.

Camden

Adoption Works!
Friday November, 21, 9:00 am at Camden County Surrogate's Court
Breakfast hosted for the Adoptive Parents, children and their families who will be finalizing their adoptions on Nov 21, 2014.

Elizabeth

Union County Adoption Day
Friday November, 21, 10:00 am at Union County Courthouse
This will be Union County's seventh Adoption Day. The Event is coordinated by a steering committee comprised of representatives from Superior Court, the Union County Surrogate, the Department of Child Protection and Permanency, and CASA of Union County.

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