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DA Sullivan is keynote speaker at Nov. 18 National Adoption Day at Franklin/Hampshire Juvenile Court

11.18.2011 - 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Franklin/Hampshire Juvenile Court, Russell St., Hadley

Courts in all 50 states will legalize the adoptions of thousands of children from foster care and celebrate the families who adopt them on National Adoption Day, to be held Friday, Nov. 18 in Massachusetts.

DA Sullivan is the keynote speaker at a celebratory event at Franklin/Hampshire Juvenile Court, one of seven Massachusetts courthouses participating. More than 100 children currently in foster care will be legally adopted on this day.

According to Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange Inc.,  there are more than 8,000 children in foster care in Massachusetts, some. 2,500 of whom have the goal of adoption, with 600 of them still needing a family.