Thursday, November 15, 2012

More than 20 adoptions to be finalized November 17

More than 20 adoptions out of foster care will be the highlight of DC's 26th Annual Adoption Day in Court November 17 from 10:00 am - Noon at Moultrie Courthouse (500 Indiana Ave NW, 3rd floor atrium).

Superior Court Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield, Family Court Presiding Judge Zoe Bush, and 2012 US Olympic Bronze Medalist Reese Hoffa (adopted out of foster care at age 6), will play a key role―though none as important as the children and families―at the event.

From the DC Superior Court announcement:

DC Superior Court and the DC Child and Family Services Agency will co-host their 26th Annual Adoption Day in Court ceremony on Saturday, November 17, 2012. The ceremony is designed to celebrate the joy of adoption and encourage area residents to consider adopting or fostering a child in the District’s public child welfare system. Approximately 120 children in D.C. foster care are awaiting adoptive homes.

Over 20 adoptions will be finalized at this year’s ceremony. Each child and his or her family will be introduced to the audience to come forward as their judge signs the adoption decree...

Those interested in finding out more about becoming an adoptive or foster parent are urged to call 202/671-LOVE, the CFSA hotline for prospective foster and adoptive parents. CFSA volunteers will also be present at the event to talk about fostering and adopting in D.C.

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