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Posted on: November 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Join Us to Celebrate 13th Annual Adoption Day in Norfolk

13 children found loving, permanent homes this year

NORFOLK, VA –  Rejoice in the power of love and family as the city of Norfolk recognizes families made happier through adoption.

This year, Norfolk’s Department of Human Services finalized 13 adoptions that placed children in foster care into permanent and loving homes. They joined 747 children statewide who found their forever families through adoption.

Join us in Norfolk Circuit Courtroom 6A on November 19th at 2 p.m. to cheer on these newly expanded families.

Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court judges, adoption professionals, child advocates, and attorneys will recognize the adoptions of children and encourage the public to consider adopting children in foster care who are legally free to be placed in permanent and loving homes.

A reception will follow in the Rotunda. Media and interviews are welcome.

During the formal City Council meeting at 7 p.m. on November 20th, Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander will honor and recognize adoptions in Norfolk with the reading of a proclamation.

In Virginia, approximately 1,600 children in foster care, 52 of them in Norfolk, await adoption. Considering adoption? Participate in our classes for adoptive and foster parents. A new class begins January 26, 2019. To register call 664-7722 or email.
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