National Adoption Day 2012 Phoenix paper chain

Volunteers, judges and court staff hold a vinyl chain that represents every child adopted on National Adoption Day. Each link has a child’s name written on it. The chain is 12 years old and contains more than 2,000 names. (Photo: Maricopa County Superior Court)

This coming Saturday, November 17, is on track to be another historic event. That’s when the state and nation celebrate National Adoption Day. Once again, Arizona is predicted to have a remarkable day.

I wrote about Adoption Day back in 2008, and the commitment of so many people continues to amaze me.

A scene from National Adoption Day 2008

A scene from National Adoption Day 2008

Unlike the confidentiality that is necessary in almost all juvenile and adoption cases, National Adoption Day is open to the public. So if you’d like to enjoy watching the creation of hundreds of families, stop by the Juvenile Court Center, 3131 West Durango, Phoenix. It is the most fun you will ever have in a courthouse—guaranteed.

And to learn more, here is a video made by the talented folks at the Superior Court for Maricopa County.