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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Christina Barreda, christina.barreda@co.thurston.wa.us, 360-709-3214

National Adoption Day Celebration, Thursday, November 18
This year’s special event will be held via zoom and is open to the public

​OLYMPIA –The public is invited to join in Thurston County's 17th year celebrating National Adoption Day. We will celebrate all families who adopt and seek to raise awareness that there are many 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 four local families who will be finalizing their adoptions.

What: National Adoption Day Celebration – Virtual Event
When: Thursday, November 18, 2021, beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7191500386  
Zoom Meeting ID: 719 150 0386

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.

Our Adoption Day Ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00 pm. on the zoom link above. Scheduled adoption hearings to follow.

This event is sponsored by Thurston County Superior Court, Family and Juvenile Court, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Artistry in Flowers, 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.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3