Nearby Sandy Springs: During Fulton County Juvenile Court's 11th annual National Adoption Day ceremony, Saturday, more than 20 children living in foster care will be formally welcomed into permanent families, at the Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center, 395 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta.
National Adoption Day brings awareness to more than 100,000 children in foster care and waiting to find permanent loving families, including 13,965 in Georgia, an announcement said.
There are more than 670 children in foster care in Fulton County, many of whom are seeking permanent adoption.
Saturday's event includes a variety of family-friendly activities including face painting, physical activities and culminating with a reception and an ice cream social.
Fulton County Juvenile Court Chief Judge Belinda E. Edwards will preside over the day’s ceremonies. Bobby Cagle, Commissioner of Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is guest speaker.