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Media Advisory: Louisville Reception to Celebrate Adoptive Families; 33 adoptions to be finalized on Nov. 30

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 28, 2007  
Contact Information:  Anya Armes Weber, (502) 564-6180; Vikki Franklin, (502) 564-7042; or Jim Birmingham, (502) 595-4392  

Note to editors and publishers: The following is a news advisory not for publication. Reporters are invited to the reception but may not attend the judicial proceedings.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2007) – Twenty-three Louisville families will celebrate new beginnings this week when the adoptions of 33 children will be finalized on Jefferson County Adoption Day.

Sponsors of the celebration include the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), the Administrative Office of the Courts, Jefferson Family Courts, Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk, the Special Needs Adoption Program (SNAP) and Wednesday’s Child, Inc.

Many of the adoptive families will consent to interviews. Reporters are not allowed in the courtrooms for proceedings, but are invited to the Crown Room ceremony.

WHAT: Louisville Adoption Day reception

WHEN: Noon, Friday, Nov. 30, 2007

WHO: 23 adoptive families, including 33 children whose adoptions will be finalized
Jackie Stamps, Deputy Commissioner of CHFS’ Department for Community Based Services
Stephen George, Chief Judge of Jefferson County’s Family Court
Liz Everman, spokeswoman for WLKY Wednesday’s Child, Inc.
David Nicholson, Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk

WHERE: Crown Room, sixth floor, Jefferson County Judicial Center, 700 W. Jefferson St., Louisville

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Last Updated 11/28/2007