The 20th Annual National Adoption Day event was held on Saturday, November 23 and for the 8th year in a row, our Bureau of Vital Records Team participated in the event. The annual event is held to raise awareness for foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for foster children are finalized on this special day and Maricopa County hosts one of the largest events in the country. This year, 145 children were adopted in Maricopa County alone.

Our Vital Records Team was at the event to greet families, to provide instructions on how to amend and obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate for their newly adopted child, and to hand out a few gifts for parents and children to help celebrate their special day. Thank you to everyone on the team who participated in the event, and the team members behind the scenes that put in extra effort to help make the event a success.