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Adoption Day highlights Community Services work

On Friday, Nov. 20, 19 children were legally adopted by 13 separate families at Milwaukee Children’s Court in Wauwatosa. This annual day, hosted by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee County Children’s Court Judiciary, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Milwaukee Child Protective Services, SaintA and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, raises awareness about the need for foster and adoptive parents as part of National Adoption Month. Members of the media and other community partners were invited to share the joy and emotion of the moments when children’s lives are forever changed as they were legally adopted into forever homes.

Several local news media shared stories about the event:

Nov. 20, WISN-TV Ch. 12 News
After years in foster care, judge helps Milwaukee boy find loving home

Nov. 22, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Judge’s rare plea finds adoptive family for teen

According to statistics released by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, 728 children were adopted from foster care last year in the state. An estimated 1,200 children at any given time are in need of forever families. For more information about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, call (414) Kid-Hero and visit

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