DCS holds National Adoption Day celebration

Victoria Dallas Fischer, 4, a child adopted from Guatemala, partially hides her face behind a handful of mini American flags as she goes to receive her citizenship certificate during the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) first ever Adoption Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in New York. In recognition of November as National Adoption Month, USCIS naturalized 17 adopted children from six countries; China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Saint Lucia, and South Korea, so that they may celebrate their first Thanksgiving with their families as American citizens. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Department of Child Services held an adoption celebration in honor of Friday being National Adoption Day!

The celebration went from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Marion County Court on East Washington Street in Indianapolis.

November is National Adoption Month. This year, DCS said it is focusing more on getting older youth adopted with the slogan “We never outgrow the need for a family.”

The department said Friday’s event included food and drinks, as well as giveaways for adoptive families.