Iowa’s Fourth Judicial District has announced that it will be participating in National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 20.
The Pottawattamie County Courthouse will be one of hundreds of sites nationwide where adoptions will be finalized for children and their new “forever families.”
“Adoption Saturdays” were created in 1998 by a juvenile court judge in California who recognized that even when a permanent home has been found for children, finalization of adoptions are often delayed because of more pressing, crisis-oriented children’s cases.
Juvenile courts nationwide began following this model, and Adoption Day became a national event in 2000.
This year, 15 children from Pottawattamie County and surrounding counties are expected to have their adoptions finalized