Leon County Celebrates National Adoption Day

Nov 14, 2012

Children around the country are being adopted as part of National Adoption Day. In Florida eleven children have new families to call their own.

Adoption finalization is usually a private affair. But, on National Adoption Day, parents are able to wave their confidentiality rights and open their ceremony to the public. Florida Department of Children and Families spokesperson Erin Gillespie said Florida celebrates the day in a slightly different way.

“It’s a national celebration but in Florida what we do is we have these group adoptions in different cities across the state, so that we can recognize the families who are bringing our children into their homes and their hearts,” Gillespie said.

Gillespie said there are over 750 children in foster care currently available for adoption and she encourages everyone wanting children, to consider adopting a child.