Snohomish County Superior Court participating in Adoption Day

Nov 14, 2018

Adoption Day is coming up. On Friday, Nov. 16, the Snohomish County Superior Court, in co-sponsorship with the Snohomish County Clerk’s Office for the 14th consecutive year, will join others across the country in participating in National Adoption Day.

“We are pleased to participate in this annual event,” said Judge Dave Kurtz, chair of the local Committee. “It’s a day that family members never forget. As a judge, it’s very gratifying to play a small part in each family’s celebration.”

Since the year 2000, over 2,000 children statewide have been adopted during Adoption Day events. Dozens of kids have been adopted in Snohomish County alone.

A major goal of National Adoption Day is to raise awareness. Across the state, more than 9,200 children linger in foster care awaiting a permanent home. Kids enter foster care through no fault of their own - often because of abuse or neglect by the very people who should have nurtured and protected them.

The event will occur at Snohomish County Superior Court (3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett) from 9 a.m. through 12 p.m. The adoptions will take place in Courtroom 6 and Courtroom C-201 on the second floor of the courthouse. All adoptions this day will be open to the public.

In addition, the public is invited to a short program and celebration between 10:30 and 11 a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room on the first floor of the courthouse. There will be refreshments and activities for the kids and families. There will also be a presentation by the staff of the Imagine Children’s Museum.

Contact Ida Keeley at 425-388-7979 (or ida.keeley@snoco.org), or Judge Kurtz’s law clerk Jacob Ferrari at 425-388-3881 (or jacob.ferrari@snoco.org) for any additional information.

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