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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Christina Barreda: christina.barreda@co.thurston.wa.us 360-709-3266

National Adoption Day Celebration Thursday, November 17

​OLYMPIA – You are invited to join in Thurston County's 18th Annual National Adoption Day Celebration. This year's event will be in-person. We will celebrate all families who adopt ande 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 four local families who will finalize their adoptions that day.

What: Thurston County's 18th Annual National Adoption Day Celebration
When: Thursday, November 17, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Thurston County Family & Juvenile Court 2801 32nd Ave SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

National Adoption Day is now celebrated in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Here in Thurston County, more than a 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 4:00 p.m. Scheduled adoption hearings to follow. This event is sponsored by Thurston County Superior Court, Thurston County Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Court, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Artistry in Flowers, The Sensory Tool House, 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.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3