This weekend, Dozens of children in Yuma County will be among the thousands of children across the country to finally have someplace to call home.
KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more.
National Adoption Day is Saturday, November 18th.
The day is an effort to raise awareness of the thousands of children waiting in foster care across the nation.
In Arizona, there are more than 1,453 children in the foster care system waiting to be adopted, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Court Appointed Special Advocate coordinator of Yuma County Veronica Davis said 25 children will have their adoptions finalized at the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center.
Davis said the public is invited to attend the event.
“It’s a great event for the community to come out and see what’s happening with foster care children," Davis said. "But also, it’s going to be a nice event just for families. We’re going to have snacks and drinks and there will be costume characters and face painting."
Representatives from local agencies that are involved in the care and services of foster care children will be on site to provide resources and information. The event begins at 9 a.m.