Adams County Celebrates National Adoption Day

The Pedroza family poses on National Adoption Day.

On Thursday, Nov. 16, 18 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. 

“When families in Adams County open their hearts and homes to adopted children, an exciting journey begins,” said Steve O’Dorisio, Chair, Board of County Commissioners. “Adams County is so happy to be part of this beautiful process. What a way to kick off the holidays!” 

National Adoption Day exists to draw special attention to the 113,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving families. From its inception in 2000, this annual, one-day event has celebrated more than 75,000 adoptions.  

Adams County joins more than 400 communities nationwide in celebrating adoptions from foster care.  

“I know first-hand the joy and love these families are feeling today,” said Charles “Chaz” Tedesco, Adams County Commissioner. “I am forever grateful to have been adopted by two amazing parents by the age of five. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without having been adopted.” 

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