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Justice TormeyHi. My name is Jim Tormey. Welcome to the 5th Judicial District’s National Adoption Day website. The 5th District has been celebrating National Adoption Day for the past ten years. The annual event represents a wonderful collaboration of the courts, counties, state, private bar and families.

Our mission is to raise public awareness of the need for safe, loving and permanent homes for the thousands of children in foster care in the United States. We do so by recognizing the importance of family, honoring foster and adoptive parents, and celebrating children who are adopted not only on National Adoption Day, but every day. National Adoption Day is a large public event held at the Onondaga County OnCenter on the Friday before Thanksgiving each year. Last year our event was attended by over 600 people, and we finalized 51 adoptions immediately following the public ceremony.

It is a great event, it is open to the public and is a wonderful opportunity to see the court in action, learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, and have a lot of fun.

Please consider joining our annual National Adoption Day event to be held at the OnCenter in Syracuse, New York.

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