vitalrecords_adoption-003The Maricopa County Superior Court’s National Adoption Day was held at the Durango Juvenile Court Center on Nov. 19. National Adoption Day is an annual event held to raise awareness for more than 100,000 foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for hundreds of children are finalized on this special day. This year nearly 300 children were adopted in Maricopa County.

Our Bureau of Vital Records Birth Registry Team have participated in this event for the last four years. This year the team greeted families at our booth and provided a brief packet with instructions on how to amend and obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate for their adopted child. The Bureau also provided a few items for adoptive parents and adoptive children to help celebrate their special day.

The Bureau appreciates the collaborative working relationship the Birth Registry Team and the court personnel have formed not only for this event but for collective business matters that occur on a daily basis. We are honored to be a part of such an important event in the lives of Arizona citizens.