Thursday, November 18, 2010

86 Families to Adopt 130 Children on Friday



Los Angeles Superior Court

Los Angeles County

Contact: Public Information Office 213-974-5227

Public Information Officer: Mary Hearn


Nov. 18, 2010


National Adoption Day Celebration Marks Permanence  for 130 Children


Some 86 families will conclude their legal adoption proceedings on National Adoption Day, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Courthouse in Monterey Park. 


WHO:      Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Michael Nash and other judicial  

                  officers will preside over afternoon adoptions for 130 Los Angeles County foster children who will permanently join a loving family.  


                  Speakers will be Judge Nash; actress Nia Vardalos, 2010 National Adoption Day Coalition spokesperson; Patricia S. Ploehn, director, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services; Janis Spire, CEO, The Alliance for Children’s Rights; Karen Ullman, supervising staff attorney, Public Counsel Law Center; and actor Willie Garson.


WHAT:     Completing adoptions of 130 Los Angeles County foster children.


WHEN:    1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010.


WHERE:  Fifth floor waiting area, Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court, 201 Centre Plaza Drive, Monterey Park  91754.



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