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.