Thirty-nine children became part of 23 families on November 7, 2019, at the 18th Annual Austin Adoption Day at Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center.

Along with more than a dozen attorneys, Chief Justice Jeff Rose, Justice Chari Kelly, and Justice Gisella Triana, all of the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin, plus many other Travis County judges volunteered their time to create forever families for the 39 children.

“The real stars of Adoption Day are the families,” said attorney Denise Hyde, chair of the Austin Bar Association’s Adoption Day Committee, in a press release. “They have opened their hearts and their homes to create new families.”

The theme of the 18th Austin Adoption Day was “There’s No Place Like Home,” and included games, food, giveaways, and magic shows for children of all ages.

Austin Adoption Day is presented as a partnership between the Austin Bar, Austin Bar Foundation, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and CASA of Travis County with the assistance of Travis County Juvenile Probation, Partnerships for Children, the Travis County Office of Child Representation, and the Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board.

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