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National Adoption Day Celebration, Thursday, November 16th

CONTACT:    Harmony Westcott, FJCIP Coordinator, 360-709-3214 or email at

OLYMPIA –You are invited to join in Thurston County’s 19th annual National Adoption Day Celebration. This year’s event will be in-person. We will celebrate all families who adopt and work to raise awareness of the many children in Washington State awaiting a forever family through adoption. Judges, government officials, lawyers, private individuals, and families will come together to commemorate this special day. The highlight will be six local families who will finalize their adoptions that day.

What:  Thurston County’s 19th Annual National Adoption Day Celebration
When:  Thursday, November 16, 2023, beginning promptly at 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Thurston County Family & Juvenile Court-2801 32nd Ave SW, Tumwater, WA 98512
National Adoption Day is now celebrated in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Here in Thurston County, more than one thousand children have been adopted by stepparents, domestic partners, individuals, and couples since we started celebrating National Adoption Day in 2004.  These families make a real difference in the lives of children and our community. 
This event is sponsored by Thurston County Superior Court-Family and Juvenile Court, Thurston County Bar Association, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Artistry in Flowers, Coordinated Care-Apple Health, Family Education and Support Services, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, South Sound Reading, and the Hands on Children’s Museum.

Disability Accommodations: Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay: 711 or 800-833-6388.


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