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Three children from the Miller family had a look of pure bliss when District Court Family Division Judge Cynthia Giuliani waved a magic wand, finalized their adoptions and made their new family whole. The trio got to sit on the bench with the judge. There were tears and cheers from the new parents and family as the adoptions were made official. The newly minted mom and dad gushed as reality sunk in on their hectic new life of love and raising three kids.

When she presides over cases, Judge Giuliani sees a lot of children in need of stable and loving homes. Many of those kids have suffered abuse and neglect. As part of her effort to raise awareness for the need for adoptive families, each year around Halloween, Judge Giuliani transforms to a fairy godmother for a special day of adoptions. She also invites the families to dress up and celebrate the day.

“Creating this experience for these children and their families is a great way to make court a little less intimidating and memorable in a good way,” said Judge Giuliani. “These special adoptions also get people talking and help to raise awareness for the need for adoptive families.”

The District Court Family Division is involved in other special adoption events, including an annual adoption day marathon which is scheduled this year for Nov.16. For more information about adoption, call the Clark County Department of Family Services at 702-455-0800 or e-mail DFSAdoptions@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

Nine adoptions were finalized by Judge Giuliani on Oct. 31. “With this special adoption event, Judge Giuliani brings attention to the need for caring families who will adopt, foster or even volunteer as court advocates for abused and neglected children. It is a positive way to bring attention to a huge need,” said Family Division Presiding Judge Charles Hoskin. “These adoptions are heartwarming and we’d like to see a lot more of them.”

 

 

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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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Twenty-two children got the memory of a lifetime as their adoption dreams were granted today by District Court Family Division Judge Cynthia Giuliani. Eleven families got a special treat when the judge dressed as a fairy godmother for the special adoptions. The kids showed up for their big day dressed in costume and received treats and a teddy bear. The adoption process can be intimidating for young children. Judge Giuliani has performed the special adoptions for five years around Halloween to make the process fun for the kids and to raise awareness of the need for adoptive families.

 

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Adoption is a dream come true for many children in our community who just want a stable and loving home. District Court Family Judge Cynthia Giuliani dressed as a fairy godmother today to make adoptions for eight families a magical experience  The children came in costumes or their best clothes and enjoyed teddy bears and special treats for the experience of a lifetime.

This is the fourth year Judge Giuliani brought her fairy godmother magic for adoptions around Halloween. “We have received so much positive feedback on these special adoptions,” said Judge Giuliani. “It is a real highlight every year to make this very special occasion even more magical for families who may otherwise be intimidated by the idea of coming to court.”

The District Court Family Division is involved in other special adoption events, including an annual adoption day marathon which is scheduled this year for November 18. For more information about adoption, call the Clark County Department of Family Services at 702-455-0800 or e-mail DFSAdoptions@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

“The judges understand how important it is for children to have loving, stable families. The annual fairy godmother adoptions performed by Judge Giuliani, showcase the joy families receive when they adopt and go a long way to getting the word out,” said Family Division Presiding Judge Charles Hoskin.

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Going to court can be a scary experience. Today, District Court Family Judge Cynthia Giuliani switched her robe with a fairy godmother suit to finalize adoptions for six families. Many of the children will came in costume to heighten the fun and help make it a day they will always remember.

This is the third year Judge Giuliani suited-up as a fairy godmother for adoptions around Halloween. “Court can be an intimidating experience, especially for children. We do this to make these adoptions fun instead of scary. Everybody can use a fairy godmother in their life to make things extra special,” said Judge Giuliani. “There’s a big need for adoptive families and this is also a fun way to get the word out so more children can get into permanent, stable homes with loving, caring families.” Family court is involved in other special adoption events, including an annual adoption day marathon which is scheduled this year for November 19. For more information about adoption, call the Clark County Department of Family Services at 702-455-7414.

“It’s great to see Family Court judges come up with creative ways raise awareness about the issue of getting children into permanent, stable, loving families,” said Family Division Presiding Judge Charles Hoskin. “There is a great need in Clark County to get good, caring families to step in to care for children in need.”

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