Thirty Indiana judicial officers will celebrate National Adoption Day by allowing families and press the opportunity to photograph and videotape adoption proceedings. The Indiana Supreme Court is authorizing cameras in court for uncontested adoptions. National Adoption Day is celebrated to increase awareness of the value of adoption. Many agencies including the Department of Child Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Children’s Bureau, and local adoption agencies will be involved in events across the state. Participating counties will welcome approximately 270 children to join their forever families. The adoptions will occur on the following dates and approximate start times. For more details about an event in a specific county, please contact the county directly at the information below.

Lake County:
Judge Thomas Stefaniak on November 16 at 8:30 a.m.
More details, contact Lenise at 219-660-6964
LaPorte County:
Judge Michael Bergerson on November 19 at 9:30 a.m.
More details, contact Jill at 219-874-5611

Porter County:
Judge Gwenn Rinkenberger on November 13 at 8:30 a.m.
More details, contact Tamara at 219-510-2382
St. Joseph County:
Judge James Fox on November 5 at 9:30 a.m.
More details, contact Sue at 574-235-5378