Nov 13, 2015
32 Families Adopt 50 Denver Children into Forever Homes During One-Day Event
DENVER – Nov. 13, 2015 – The Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse was filled with laughter, joy and a few tears today as 50 Denver children joined 32 permanent adoptive families during Denver’s 11th Annual National Adoption Day event. National Adoption Day is a day to celebrate adoptive families while raising awareness for kids still looking for permanent, loving homes. There are 13 children in the City and County of Denver who are currently awaiting permanent families.
DHS and Denver Juvenile Court have partnered for eleven years to host the adoption day event. More than 570 children have been adopted during Denver’s adoption day events during the last eleven years. DHS is the only public source for adoption in Denver. To date, 64 children have been adopted in Denver County in 2015.
National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness about the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. The Denver Adoption Day celebration is an annual event coordinated by Denver Human Services and Denver Juvenile Court. This annual, one-day event has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with policymakers, practitioners and advocates to finalize adoptions and create and celebrate adoptive families.
In total, National Adoption Day has helped nearly 50,000 children move from foster care to a forever family. This year, the National Adoption Day Coalition expects 4,500 children in foster care to be adopted on National Adoption Day.
DHS welcomes families of all types, married and unmarried couples, single mothers and fathers, every race, every religion and every income. To learn more about adoption, please call 720-944-4000 or visit www.denvergov.org/standupforme.