The Bell County Bar Association is preparing for their second annual National Adoption Day. This year’s theme is "The Wizard of Oz, There’s No Place Like Home." A yellow brick road will lead the way to the bench as 32 children will be adopted by 20 families on November 16.
"The purpose of this day is to make it the most special day of their life," Judge Rick Morris (pictured), President of the Bell County Bar said.
Adopted children will receive special gifts to signify their adoptions – engraved necklaces for girls and engraved dog tags for boys. Teddy bears, books, and donated bags of necessities from hospitals will also be presented to the new families. A photographer will take pictures of the new families and each family will receive an 8×10 framed photo of the special day.
Fifteen attorneys, four judges and 20 paralegals have volunteered their time for adoptions and to write wills.
"National Adoption Day is so fun, I should have to pay to take part!" Morris said, "There will not be a dry eye in the room."