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Woodbury County to celebrate National Adoption Day

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Adoption not only changes a child's life forever, it changes the lives of the family he or she enters.

Saturday, November 17th, is National Adoption Day. It's a day when courts, judges, attorneys, adoption professionals and child welfare agencies finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care.

Gene Groetken, an Adoption Specialist for the Department of Human Services said an event will be held at the Woodbury County Courthouse in conjunction with National Adoption Day. It runs from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

That's when several families will gather at the Woodbury County Courthouse in Sioux City to make their adoptions final.

"Locally we'll be doing ten adoptions on Saturday so there will be ten kids who are getting a forever family. I know those kids are looking forward to it and the families are looking forward to having them in their family too," said Gene Groetken, DHS Adoption Specialist.

The public is invited to attend the Saturday event.

If you want more information about adoption or the foster care program check out the Iowa KidsNet website by clicking here or call their toll free number which is 1-800-243-0756.

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