Indiana will be celebrating National Adoption Day on November 8, 2012 at the Marion County Courthouse. The event is cosponsored by the Children’s Bureau. In collaboration with local DCS offices, adoption attorneys and private adoption agencies are finalizing adoptions and holding receptions for adoptive families. There will be food, vendor booths, adoption information and free family portraits for those who attend. All families who have adopted or are interested in adoption are welcome to attend.

Attorney Michele Jackson, who sat on the event planning committee, will be speaking at various times throughout the day about her professional plight in assisting orphans around the world and her personal plight of adopting. Ms. Jackson will attend two adoption finalization hearings in the courthouse, which will be celebrated among others.

There will be media presence and media outlets are encouraged to attend. The event will be from 10:00am-4:00pm at Indianapolis Marion County Building, 200 E. Washington Street, 17th Floor. Vendors will be located on the first floor beginning at 11:30.

Ms. Jackson is a founder of HARDEN JACKSON, LLC where she serves as Chair of the Adoption & Reproductive Law Practice Group and concentrates her law practice in adoption, surrogacy, and international family law. Her practice includes representation for expectant (birth) or adoptive parents, as well as step-parent and second parent adoptions. Additionally, Ms. Jackson represents intended parents or surrogates in gestational surrogacy arrangements and other Assisted Reproductive matters such as egg donor agreements. She is routinely sought for her knowledge and experience regarding issues in international adoptions and international family law and has extensive experience with children in the United States and orphans worldwide. Ms. Jackson has dedicated herself to the adoption of orphans worldwide, while assisting couples and individuals to realize their dreams of becoming parents. Her commitment includes traveling to countries to develop and maintain in-country contacts including agencies, attorneys and foreign authorities.

Harden Jackson, LLC is a Carmel law firm providing personalized service with a responsive and compassionate approach. As effective and experienced litigators, the attorneys work with clients to develop strategies for negotiating settlements, while always preparing for litigation if necessary. The practice assists clients in all areas of family law, adoption and reproductive law matters. For more information, please contact Leah Potter at 317.569.0770 or

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