November is traditionally declared to be National Adoption Month each year by the President, and National Adoption Day is November 21. To commemorate this annual celebration of adoption, the courts in all states try to have as many final adoption hearings as can be heard on Friday November 20th. This year, the adoptions of 175 children were finalized in the courts of Washington state – and 28 of those were in Snohomish County Superior Court where I was honored to help with the adoptions of 9 children. It was a busy but wonderful day to see so many happy faces and families. The court staff and and judges went out of their way to accomodate the families and to make the day a special one. Many thanks to all the social workers and court staff for making the day a special one.