Child Advocates of Fort Bend and its Partner Agencies to Celebrate National Adoption Day, November 18

The Honorable Judge Walter Armatys and The Honorable Judge Janet B. Heppard and The Honorable Judge Kali Morgan Kick Off National Adoption Day

This Friday, the Fort Bend County 328th, 387th, and 505th District Courts are joining forces with courts across the country opening their doors on National Adoption Day to finalize adoptions of children from foster care and to celebrate all families who adopt. There are more than 100,000 children across the country waiting to be adopted – nearly 6,000 of those are in Texas. Thirteen children were adopted from foster care in Fort Bend County earlier this year.

Here in Fort Bend County, the 328th, 387th, and 505th District Courts, Child Advocates of Fort Bend and its partners: ARTreach Katy, Aguirre Fields, Arms Wide Open Adoption Agency, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Volunteer Council, Cultivating Families, Depelchin, Fort Bend County Child Welfare Board, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Exchange Club of Rosenberg, Fort Bend Behavioral Health, Fort Bend County Attorney’s Office, H-E-B, the Fort Bend Court Team for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers, Monarch Family Services, Riverside Project, Sanctuary Foster Care, The Thankful Ones and local attorneys are all participating in this special day by working together to celebrate the joys of adoption and encourage more families and individuals to give children safe and permanent homes.

About National Adoption Day:

National Adoption Day is sponsored by a coalition of national partners – The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Casey Family Services, Children’s Action Network, The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Freddie Mac Foundation and Target Corporation– to draw attention to the 100,000+ foster children waiting for adoption in the United States and to celebrate all loving families who adopt.

What: Fort Bend County National Adoption Day Celebration

  • Finalize the adoption of 4 children (through CPS)
  • Celebrate, honor, and thank adoptive families
  • Provide information about adoption to would-be adoptive parents

Who: Interviews from

  • Families who have adopted children
  • County Attorney Bridgette Smith-Lawson as well as judges and other attorneys
  • CASA Volunteers who have helped children find safe and permanent homes

Where: Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, Texas

When: November 18, 2022

8:30 a.m. Fort Bend County Justice Center, 3rd Floor