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Adoption Day celebrations set

Nov. 17 is National Adoption Day, and several circuit courts in Maryland have special plans in place to celebrate. First in line is Prince George’s County, where newly finalized adoptions were celebrated at the county courthouse in Upper Marlboro on Nov. 15 with speeches and gifts from several bar associations, attorneys and community businesses and organizations.

In Baltimore City Circuit Court, adoptions will be finalized on Saturday for more than 30 children at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse. After the official ceremonies, there will be cake, balloons, and fun activities with support from the Bar Association of Baltimore City and Baltimore City Department of Social Services.

Similar plans are in place for Baltimore County on Saturday at the Old Courthouse Ceremonial Courtroom in Towson, where participants and guests will be greeted with music by the Baltimore Philharmonic Orchestra. A dozen children will be adopted into 11 families, followed by gifts and a party hosted by the county Department of Social Services and the Baltimore County Bar Association.

For more information, including a list of speakers and the presiding judges, click here.

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