National Adoption Day is this Friday, November 17, and many of Colorado's Judicial Districts will be celebrating all weekend long.
There are many adoptions taking place across Colorado in honor of National Adoption Day.
In Colorado, over 276 children are waiting to be adopted and find their permanent homes, according to a press release statement
by the Colorado Judicial Department.
Below are all of November's Adoption Day events in Colorado happening this weekend.
Thursday, November 16:
Second Judicial District | Denver County
Thursday, Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m.
Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse | 520 W. Colfax, Denver
Denver Juvenile Court Judges Donna Schmalberger and Laurie Clark will accompany Denver District Court Judge Jay Grant and Magistrates Howard Bartlett, Melanie Gilbert and Lord Blegen to preside over adoptions for 47 children to 34 families. This marks as the 13th annual National Adoption Day celebration in Denver. For more information, please contact Rob McCallum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eighteenth Judicial District | Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties
Thursday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. | Friday, Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Arapahoe County Justice Center (Nov. 16) - 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial | Douglas County Courthouse (Nov. 17) - 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock
Judges Theresa Slade and Robert Lung will preside over adoptions for 25 children on Thursday. Magistrate Rebecca Moss will preside over the adoptions for six children to six families. For more information on Thursday's event, please contact Shannon Wilson at (720) 568-4884. For more information on Friday's event, please contact Betsy Randall and Whitney Orose at (720) 437-6286.
Friday, November 17:
Eighth Judicial District | Jackson and Larimer counties
Friday, Nov. 17, TBD
Larmier County Justice Center - 201 La Porte Avenue, Fort Collins
Judges Blanco and Jourad will preside over adoptions for 18 children. Each child will receive a special adoption bear, a goodie bag, and more. For more information, please contact Hochberg Law Office at (970) 493-1718.
Tenth Judicial District | Pueblo County
Friday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.
Courtroom 401 at the Pueblo County Courthouse - 501 N. Elizabeth Street, Pueblo
District Court Judge Larry C. Schwartz will preside over the adoptions for eight children to six families. After the adoptions, a celebration will be held. For more information, please contact Amanda Ledbetter at (719) 583-4716.
Seventeenth Judicial District | Adams and Broomfield counties
Friday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Courtrooms 601, 602, 603 and 604 of the Adams County Justice Center - 1100 Judicial Center Drive, Brighton
Judges Kathy Delgado and Priscilla Loew will accompany Magistrates Peter Stapp and David Blackett to preside over the adoptions of 13 children to 11 families. This marks as the 13th annual National Adoption Day celebration in Adams County. For more information, please contact Court Programs Coordinator Simone Jones at (303) 654-3230.
Nineteenth Judicial District | Weld County
Friday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TBD, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
District Court Judge W. Troy House will preside over the adoption of 16 children. The adoption hearings will be closed to the public, but the celebrations following the hearings will be open. For more information, please contact Sonja Richardson at (970) 475-2405.
Twentieth Judicial District | Boulder County
Friday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Boulder County Justice Center - 1777 Sixth Street, Boulder
Magistrate Carolyn McLean will preside over one adoption. There will be snacks, art projects, and guest speakers. For more information, please contact Raina Lesser at (303) 441-4747.
Twenty-First Judicial District | Mesa County
Friday, Nov. 17, TBD
Mesa County Justice Center - 125 N. Spruce Street, Grand Junction
District Court Judge Valerie Robison will preside over six adoptions. For more information, please contact Mesa County Department of Human Services at (970) 248-2453.
Saturday, November 18:
First Judicial District | Jefferson and Giplin counties
Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Courtrooms 4A, 4B, 4C and 4D of the Jefferson County Courthouse - 100 Jefferson Parkway, Golden
Judges Tamara Russell, Gail Meinster, and Margie Enquist will accompany Magistrate Jamin Alabiso to preside over adoptions for 18 children to 16 families. For more information, please contact the Jefferson County Department of Human Services at (303) 271-4389.
Sixteenth Judicial District | Bent, Crowley, and Otero counties
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.
Room 206 at the Otero Combined Court - 13 West Third Street, La Junta
Caseworkers, attorneys, and CASA volunteers will join the Honorable Mark MacDonnell to celebrate all of the families who adopted children in the Sixteenth Judicial District in 2017. For more information, please contact Wendy Larsen at (719) 383-7123.
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