Last week, Secretary Ross Hunter and DCYF staff, joined families at the King County Courthouse to celebrate 38 adoptions for National Adoption Day.
“We celebrate National Adoption Day because it highlights the critical service that adoptions provide in helping create loving families for many of Washington’s children and youth,” said Hunter. “Of no fault of their own, children and youth in our care need a permanent family that will help them grow into resilient adults.”
Each year, courts and communities across the country come together to raise awareness of the 125,000 children in foster care in the United States. Traditionally held the week before Thanksgiving, courts are encouraged to host events that celebrate adoptions from foster care.
Over 20 counties throughout Washington State, held celebrations at their courthouses, in partnership with DCYF, during the month of November.