Mercer Vicinage to Celebrate National Adoption Day

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News Release

GLENN A. GRANT
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts
 

PETER McALEER
MARYANN SPOTO

Office of Communications
609-815-2910

RICHARD J. HUGHES JUSTICE COMPLEX • P.O. BOX 037 • TRENTON, NJ 08625-0984 RELEASE DATE: Nov. 15, 2023

Mercer Vicinage to Celebrate National Adoption Day

The Mercer Vicinage will host its 16th annual Adoption Day program on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Mercer County Criminal Courthouse, 400 S. Warren St., Trenton.

Family Division Presiding Judge Rodney Thompson and Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Walls Jr. will finalize the adoptions. After the proceedings, the families will enjoy a breakfast buffet.  

The celebration will continue Saturday, Nov. 18 at Sky Zone in Hamilton Township, where adopting families and their children will enjoy food and activities. 

The event is co-hosted with New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (NJDCP&P) and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mercer County, with help from the New Jersey Angels and other agencies.

National Adoption Day is an annual event in which courts and communities in all 50 states join to finalize thousands of adoptions. The event seeks to raise awareness of the importance of adoption and to recognize caregivers who have chosen to open their homes to children in need.

Although adoption proceedings are closed to the public, arrangements will be made for reporters to interview willing families after their proceedings conclude. Contact Brian Giustozzi at 609-571-4200, ext. 74380 for more information.


 

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