News and Information
October 18, 2007

National Adoption Day to be Celebrated Throughout Virginia

Celebrated every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 114,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. For the last eight years, National Adoption Day has worked through the courts, judges, attorneys, adoption professionals, child welfare agencies and advocates to finalize adoptions and find permanent, loving homes for children in foster care.


For the first time in 2006, National Adoption Day was celebrated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In total, more than 250 events were held throughout the country to finalize the adoptions of more than 3,300 children in foster care, and to celebrate all families who adopt.


To celebrate National Adoption Day in Virginia, state-wide celebrations and their details are listed below, or go to www.nationaladoptionday.org to find out more about National Adoption Day.
 

Alexandria

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Alexandria Circuit Court
Contact: Amel Logan, Alexandria Dept. of Social Services - 703-519-3318
x212
Note: By Invitation Only. Please contact Amel Logan if you are interested
in attending.

Campbell County

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007
Location: Campbell County Circuit Court
Contact: Carol Anne Booth, Campbell Co. Dept. of Social Services -
434-332-9753

Fredericksburg

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007
Location: Fredericksburg Circuit Court
Contact: Joan Millward, Clerk, Fredericksburg JDR District Court -
540-372-1072

Hampton

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Hampton Marina Hotel
Contact: Shirley Bowie, Hampton Dept. of Social Services - 757-727-1965

Newport News

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2007
Contact: Carole Sutton, Newport News Dept. of Social Services -
757-926-6113

New River Valley

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007, 10:30 AM
Location: Skate Center, Christiansburg, VA
Contact: Depaul Family Services - 540-381-1848

Prince William

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Prince William Circuit Court
Contact: Addie Whitaker, Prince William Dept. of Social Services -
703-792-7500

Richmond

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Oliver Hill Courts Building
Contact: Diane Ickes - 804-646-2918 or Diane.Ickes@RichmondGov.com
Note: By Invitation Only. Please contact Diane Ickes if you are interested
in attending.

Roanoke County

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007
Location: Roanoke County Circuit Court
Contact: Ellen Weinman - 540-389-3825 Updated: Oct 25, 2007