Thursday, Nov. 21, will be a day filled with love starting at 8 a.m. at Family Court, 601 N. Pecos Road. Seven judges will finalize adoptions for families in a day-long marathon from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The event at Family Court is a concerted effort between the Eighth Judicial District Court, the Clark County Department of Family Services, CASA Program, CASA Foundation, and The Adoption Exchange.
The families will head to one of seven courtrooms including:
- Family Division Presiding Judge Bryce Duckworth, courtroom 1
- Cynthia Giuliani, courtroom 22
- Frank Sullivan, courtroom 21
- Robert Teuton, courtroom 11
- Hearing Master Margaret Pickard, courtroom 14
- Hearing Master Holly Roys, courtroom 23
- Hearing Master Adriana Rincon-White, courtroom 20
“At Family Court, we are aware of the urgent need for adoptive families to love and care for children and youth in foster care in our community,” said Presiding Judge Bryce Duckworth. “Celebrating these 32 forever families becoming official during this adoption awareness day event is a great way to highlight the love and joy that comes with adoption. Our hope is that families in our community who may be considering adoption see that they too could make a difference in the life of a child with a loving and stable home.”
November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a designation intended to raise awareness on the thousands of children in foster care waiting for permanent loving families through adoption. Adoption month is also designated as a time to celebrates the families who make the commitment to give children a place to call home. Locally, more than 3,000 children receive services under the supervision of the District Court Family Division.
Each year, National Adoption Day connects thousands of children with permanent families through the help of judges, attorneys, adoption agencies, adoption professionals and child advocates. For more information about adoption call the Clark County Department of Family Services at 702-455-0800 or e-mail DFSAdoptions@ClarkCountyNV.gov. For information on CASA please call 702-455-4306, visit www.casalasvegas.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/CASALasVegas.