How Georgia Courts Celebrated Adoption Day - November 19

National Adoption Day has been in place for three years now and this year the date fell on November 19, 2016.  The day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. A coalition of national partners – Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, The Alliance for Children’s Rights and Children’s Action Network – sponsor National Adoption Day.



Three Georgia Courts participated in national adoption day this year.



Adoption Day - DeKalb program

National Adoption Day program in DeKalb County.

Debra Deberry

DeKalb County Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry.

Adoption Day - DeKalb

Jakhia London Bone was adopted November 18, 2016.


Judge Willie Lovett

Judge Willie Lovett, Juvenile Court of Fulton county, gave remarks during Fulton County's Adoption Day Ceremony.

Adoption Day

Above, A family speaks to reporters after their adoption was finalized in Fulton County.

JC/AOC staff captured the opening of the Fulton event on video with all of the Juvenile Court Judges of Fulton County making remarks and the inclusion of an young woman as keynote speaker who was adopted at a Fulton County Adoption Day Celebration years earlier.


Adopted out of foster care as a teen, Ms. Kirby gives keynote at Adoption Day in Atlanta. 6m w subtitles.
Judge Brad Boyd remembering Ms. Kirby’s adoption
Judge Lovett closing the Adoption Day ceremony
Judge Lovett’s closing poem
Whole ceremony is here:

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