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95 Southland Families To Finalize Adoptions In Monterey Park On National Adoption Day

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(courtesy Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services)

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textalerts180 95 Southland Families To Finalize Adoptions In Monterey Park On National Adoption Day

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Nearly 100 families Friday will celebrate their newly adopted children on National Adoption Day.

The 95 families and children will have their adoptions finalized between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park.

National Adoption Day was first celebrated in Los Angeles in 1998 following the success of the “Adoption Saturday” program, which was started to help expedite adoptions. Since then, more than 31,000 adoptions have been finalized in Los Angeles County.

“As we enter this holiday season, 140 foster youth will legally become part of a ‘forever family,'” LA County Department of Children and Families Services (DCFS) Director Philip L. Browning said in a statement. “There is no greater gift they can receive. This is why social workers choose this profession; to make a huge difference in the lives of our children.”

DCFS is the largest public adoption agency in the country.

To become a foster or adoptive parent, please call 1(888)811-1121.

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