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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Bev Morgan, (360)709-3232

National Adoption Day Celebration, Thursday, November 18th

OLYMPIA - Thurston County residents are invited to join in the celebration of National Adoption Day with special ceremonies at Family and Juvenile Court. Many committed individuals, families, government agencies, judges and programs have joined together to promote and ensure successful child placements. Several local families will publicly finalize adoption at this celebration.

When: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court, 2801 32nd Avenue SW, Tumwater Washington.

Each year 100 adoptions are completed in Thurston County - stepparents, domestic partners, individuals and couples choosing to be life long parents. These families make a real difference in the lives of children and the community as a whole. National Adoption Day is an excellent way to honor, support and promote adoption in our community.

The Adoption Day Ceremony will take place at 4:00 pm. Refreshments and socializing will follow at 4:30 pm with activities to include Booker T. Bear and craft projects from the Hands on Children's Museum.

The event is sponsored by Thurston County Superior Court's Family and Juvenile Court, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and the Thurston County Bar Association.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3