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ADVISORY: DHS and Denver Juvenile Court to Host 11th Annual National Adoption Day Event

DENVER – Nov. 6, 2015 – Denver Human Services and Denver Juvenile Court are partnering for the eleventh annual National Adoption Day event on Friday, November 14 from 9 a.m. until noon. A total of 48 children will be adopted into 32 families as part of Denver’s 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.

What: Denver’s 11th Annual National Adoption Day Event

When: Friday, November 13 from 9 a.m. - Noon Welcome Ceremony begins at 9 a.m., Adoption Hearings begin at 10 a.m.

Where: Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, 520 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204 Media check-in outside the Cisneros Jury Assembly Room

Who: Families adopting 48 children into forever homes Speaking at the Welcome Ceremony will be:

Denver Department of Human Services Executive Director Don Mares

Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice

Jay and Jeanine Williams, Adoptive Parents

Due to confidentiality requirements, ALL video/photos are EMBARGOED until adoptions are finalized. Media should RSVP prior to the event by contacting Julie Smith or Jesse Granger.

Media outlets are requested to check in at the entrance to the Cisneros Jury Assembly Room.

Possible interviews or photo opportunities include:

  • Parents and children celebrating adoptions
  • Denver Juvenile Court Judges officiating adoption ceremonies
  • Denver social workers interacting with parents and children
  • Families participating in fun activities from the Children’s Museum of Denver, Su-Z-Q-Z face painter and clown, Handy Andy the balloon artist, local mascots and family photographs

National Adoption Day is a 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. In all, 570 adoptions have been finalized in Denver County on National Adoption Day over the past 10 years. There are 13 children in the City and County of Denver who are currently awaiting permanent families.

To learn more about adoption, please call 720-944-4000 or visit www.denvergov.org/standupforme.

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