Adams County Celebrates National Adoption Day

Projects 130 adoptions will finalized in 2018

Today, 14 children in Adams County welcomed a new start on National Adoption Day. A special celebration took place at the Adams County Justice Center, 1100 Judicial Center Dr., Brighton. The Board of County Commissioners, Human Services Department, and the 17th Judicial District hosted the adoptive families. Adams County projects a total of 130 adoptions will be finalized by the end of the year.

“There’s a need for children looking for forever families in Adams County,” said Mary Hodge, Adams County Board of Commissioners Chair. “The energy and inspiration in the courthouse was like nothing else, and we are proud to make dreams come true for the hundreds of children in our foster care system.”

National Adoption Day exists to draw special attention to the 117,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving families. From its inception in 2000, this annual, one-day event has celebrated nearly 70,000 adoptions. In 2017, nearly 5,000 youth in foster care were adopted by their forever families as part of National Adoption Day celebrations.

As the adoptive community in Adams County continues to grow, families can learn more about fostering and adopting by visiting