Today, 20 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 160 adoptions will be finalized by the end of the year.
“There are many children who are looking for their forever families in Adams County, and we know this is a need,” says Steve O’Dorisio, Adams County Board of Commissioners Chair. “It’s wonderful for this dream to be fulfilled for these children, and I’m incredibly proud of the work we do for the many children in our foster care system.”
National Adoption Day exists to draw special attention to the 125,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving families. From its inception in 2000, this annual, one-day event has celebrated nearly 75,000 adoptions.
As the adoptive community in Adams County continues to grow, families can learn more about fostering and adopting by visiting adcogov.org/adoption.
Photo: The Rause Family, with new additions Isaiah and Bay, and Judge Katherine R. Delgado.