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It’s the most wonderful day of the year with breakfast, family photos and other treats for 50 families as part of an adoption marathon to be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 , starting at 8 a.m. in the Juvenile Justice Gymnasium, 651 N. Pecos Road. Adorable kids dressed in their finest will then head off to the Family Court, 601 Pecos Road where six judges will finalize their adoptions with hearings from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event at Family Court is a concerted effort between the Eighth Judicial District Court, the Clark County Department of Family Services, CASA Program, CASA Foundation, The Adoption Exchange, Olive Crest and Nevada Youth Care Providers, and Eagle Quest.  Eagle Quest. The families will be honored before they head to the courtrooms of Judges  Rena Hughes, Cynthia Giuliani, Jennifer Elliott, William Potter, Frank Sullivan and Robert Teuton.

“The adoption marathon is an exceptional event. Seeing families come together to love and support children and witnessing the joy it brings is a bright spot for the Family Division,” said Presiding Judge Charles Hoskin. “There is always a need for caring people to come forward to foster, adopt or speak up as a CASA volunteer for abused and neglected children.”

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a designation intended to raise awareness on the thousands of children in foster care waiting for permanent loving families through adoption. Adoption month  is also designated as a time to celebrates the families who make the commitment to give children a place to call home. Locally, more than 3,500 children receive services under the supervision of the District Court Family Division.

Each year, National Adoption Day connects thousands of children with permanent families through the help of judges, attorneys, adoption agencies, adoption professionals and child advocates. For more information about adoption, call the Clark County Department of Family Services at 702-455-0800 or e-mail DFSAdoptions@ClarkCountyNV.gov. For information on CASA, please call 702-455-4306, visit www.casalasvegas.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/CASALasVegas.

 

 

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Every day we get bombarded by negative news. It can be overwhelming and depressing to constantly be reminded of the toll hate takes in this world. The power of love was on display big time at the Family Court adoption marathon. You cannot help but be inspired by the actions and the ultimate sacrifice that adoptive parents make to provide loving and stable homes for kids who just want to be loved. It was inspiring to see parents of a gaggle of happy kids all dressed coordinated and snazzy for the occasion, adopting two more to their diverse lineup of adorable children. It was heartwarming to hear a beaming, beautiful, 12-year-old whose adoption became official say that her face hurt because she was smiling so much. Applause erupted after the adoptions of two young girls; after which one of the girls ask, “Who won?” Without skipping a beat, her new mom replied, “You did.”

There is a big need in our community for adoptive and foster parents. There is also a big need for CASA volunteers and others who help kids with less than favorable circumstances. There were lots of smiles, tears, hugs and plenty of love and joy to go around at Family Court during the adoption marathon. Who won? We all did.

For more information about adoption, call the Clark County Department of Family Services at 702-455-0800 or e-mail DFSAdoptions@ClarkCountyNV.gov. For information on CASA, please call 702-455-4306, visit www.casalasvegas.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/CASALasVegas.

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