National Adoption Day

 

National Adoption Day is a collective effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children waiting to be adopted nation wide.  This year National Adoption Day is on November 17th, 2012.  Many organizations are hosting National Adoption Day Events across Texas.  Some of them will occur on November 17th; however, many of them are held on other days during the month of November, which is also National Adoption Month.

Texas Events:

Angleton

National Adoption Day 2012
Thursday November, 15, 8:30 am at Brazoria County Courthouse
Brazoria County will host its National Adoption Day celebration on November 15, 2012, at 8:30 am.

Beaumont

Jefferson County National Adoption Day
Friday November, 16, 10:00 am at Jefferson County Court House 317th Court Room
Join Child Protective Services, CASA, Jefferson County Bar Association, Jefferson County Judges and Court House Staff for National Adoption Day in Jefferson County. 21 adoptions will take place on November 16th beginning at 10:00 AM in the 317th courtroom located at 1149 Pearl Street in Beaumont, Texas. Families will celebrate the new additions to their “Forever Family”. Reception to follow.

Belton

Bell County Bar Association Adoption Day
Thursday November, 15, 9:00 am at 1201 Huey Road, Bell County Judicial Complex
Join us in Courtrooms that are tranformed into “No Place Like Home” as forever families are created

Brazos County

Brazos County Adoption Day
Monday November, 19, 1:00 pm at Brazos County Courthouse
We’ll celebrate the adoptions of children leaving protective care for safe, loving homes. Judges, attorneys, community organizations, professional organizations, county employees, businesses and CASA volunteers will be on hand as children are provided the forever families they deserve.

Canyon

National Adoption Day Celebration – Canyon, Texas
Thursday November, 15, 12:00 am at Canyon, TX
At 9:00 AM – speech from the Judge presiding, adoptions with picture taking, teddy bear adoptions and goodie bags for families. Reception following the adoption ceremonies for adoptive families and guests with refreshments, picture taking, goodie bags.

Conroe

Montgomery County Adoption Day
Wednesday November, 14, 12:30 pm at Montgomery County Courthouse

Dallas

National Adoption Day in Dallas County
Saturday November, 17, 9:00 am at Dallas County, Texas
We’ll celebrate the adoptions of children leaving protective care for safe, loving homes. Judges, attorneys, community organizations, professional organizations, county employees, businesses and CASA volunteers will be on hand as children are provided the forever families they deserve.

Dallas

National Adoption Day – Dallas, Texas
Saturday November, 17, 7:00 am at Henry Wade Juvienille Justice Center
Every year the Children’s Council for Dallas CASA facilitates the National Adoption Day celebration.

El Paso

El Paso County National Adoption Day
Saturday November, 17, 10:00 am at El Paso County Courthouse
Event will provide families with their first family portrait and Christmas cards with their portrait. Each child will get an age appropriate goody bag. There will be balloons and games for the children as well as refreshments. Each family will be provided a gift card for their first Thanksgiving dinner. A picnic will follow for all adoptive families.

Fort Worth

Tarrant County National Adoption Day
Friday November, 16, 9:00 am at Fort Worth, Texas
Tarrant County National Adoption Day.

Galveston

Galveston Co. National Adoption Day Celebration
Saturday November, 17, 9:00 am at Galveston Courthouse
Lots of CPS kids will be adopted on this day. Fun and games and food for their whole family. All children will receive a gift basket and each adopting family will receive a basket. It is a celebration for ALL CPS kids that were adopted during the 2011-2012 year. The kids and their families are invited to attend.

Georgetown

Williamson County Adoption Day
Tuesday November, 20, 1:00 pm at Williamson County Courthouse
We’ll celebrate the adoptions of children leaving protective care for safe, loving homes. Judges, attorneys, community organizations, professional organizations, county employees, businesses and CASA volunteers will be on hand as children are provided the forever families they deserve.

Laredo

Adoptions Information Meeting
Wednesday November, 7, 2:00 pm at 406th District Court
The 406th District Court will be having an Adoption information meeting on November 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m in the courtroom. We will be inviting the public and the media to attend.

Lockhart

Cen-Tex Adoption Day
Monday November, 19, 10:00 am at 1st Lockhart Baptist Church – Connections Center
We’ll celebrate the adoptions of children leaving protective care for safe, loving homes. Judges, attorneys, community organizations, professional organizations, county employees, businesses and CASA volunteers will be on hand as children are provided the forever families they deserve.

Lubbock

Lubbock, TX National Adoption Day Celebration
Friday November, 16, 1:00 pm at Lubbock, TX
Reception for adoptive families and guests with refreshments, picture taking, mayor reading Adoption Day proclamation, adoptive parents will speak. At 2:00 PM – walk to the courthouse for adoptions with more picture taking, teddy bear adoptions and goodie bags for families.

Odessa

National Adoption Day of the Permian Basin
Friday November, 16, 10:00 am at Ector County Courthouse Annex
Event will be held at the Ector County Commissioner’s Court Room, Ector County Courthouse Annex. Address: 1010 E. 8th Street, Odessa, Texas

Richmond

Fort Bend County National Adoption Day
Friday November, 16, 8:00 am at Fort Bend Justice Center
Child Advocates of Fort Bend, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Fort Bend Lawyer’s Care and several other agencies will host an event to celebrate National Adoption Day.

San Angelo

Tom Green County National Adoption Day 
Friday November, 9, 9:00 am at 37 E. Beauregard, San Angelo, TX
Adoption Consummations, Reception hosted by Tom Green County Children’s Services Board, Family’s First photo taken, Balloon Release to recognize children still waiting for adoptive homes.

Tyler

Smith County/National Adoption Day
Friday November, 16, 9:30 am at Rose Heights Church
Smith County celebration of National Adoption Day.

Waco

McLennan County Adoption Day
Friday November, 16, 1:00 pm at Baylor University Law School 
We’ll celebrate the adoptions of children leaving protective care for safe, loving homes. Judges, attorneys, community organizations, professional organizations, county employees, businesses and CASA volunteers will be on hand as children are provided the forever families they deserve.