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November 16, 2018 for National Adoption Day

The Honorable Judge Thomas P. Stefaniak and the Lake County Juvenile Court are hosting the fourth annual National Adoption Day Celebration. National Adoption Day is a nationally recognized effort, which focuses upon raising awareness of the number of children in foster care waiting to find permanent homes. Locally, it also allows our community to recognize the ongoing efforts of the Court and child welfare agencies across the State of Indiana to secure permanency for children and families. On Friday, November 16, 2018, National Adoption Day will be celebrated at the Lake County Juvenile Center, 3000 West 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the commencement of numerous child welfare-based and private adoption hearings. Thereafter, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a group of speakers, including Judge Stefaniak, will address those in attendance and provide closing remarks for the event. Light refreshments will also be available for those in attendance. Please join us on November 16th, in recognizing those children and families who will be forever brought together through the love of adoption.