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Posted on: August 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Jefferson County Celebrates National Adoption Day Nov. 18th

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On Saturday, November 18th, Jefferson County will celebrate National Adoption Day by finalizing adoptions of 18 children into 16 families.

Since 2000, national Adoption Day has been celebrated on or near the Saturday before Thanksgiving and thanks to the efforts of policymakers, advocates and practitioners, nearly 65,000 children have been adopted on National Adoption Day in the past 17 years.

“National Adoption Day is a community event that celebrates the lives that are being changed for the better, of both children and families, who have found their forever family. Do not miss an opportunity to be a part of this event that will capture your heart,” said Mary Berg, Deputy Director of Jefferson County Department of Human Services.

This year, more than 5,000 adoptions are scheduled to be finalized at National Adoption Day events across our country. We hope you will join us to celebrate the local families who are celebrating this life-changing milestone.

Timeline of events:

8:30am Doors Open

9:00am – 9:30am National Adoption Day Program

  • Remarks from Child Law Center, Director of Development, Lauren Leeman
  • Remarks from Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Justice Brian D. Boatright
  • Remarks from Jefferson County Human Services Executive Director
  • Remarks from an Adoptive Family
  • Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners Proclamation
  • Remarks from District Court Judge, Ann Gail Meinster

9:30am – 12:15pm Refreshments & Activities

Activities are available in the atrium including family photos, face painting, music, therapy dog teams, crafts, and food!

9:45am – 12:15pm Adoptions

District Court Judges Ann Gail Meinster, Margie Enquist, Tamara Russell, and Magistrate Alabiso will preside over the adoptions.

Certain families will be available for interviews and photographs prior to the event.

The adoptions will take place at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden. Come help celebrate and learn more about the positive impact adoption has on our community.

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