7th Annual Massachusetts National Adoption Day

On November 18, 2009, in Community/Arts, by The News Staff

Honoring and celebrating the adoption of over 200 Massachusetts Children

Friday, November 20, 2009

Middlesex Juvenile Court and Probate & Family Court

is important to note that this event is 100% funded from corporate
donations, personal donations and funds from the Massachusetts Court
Improvement Program, a federally-funded program administered by the
Supreme Judicial Court.

The National Adoption Day Committee
& Middlesex County would like to express our heartfelt appreciation
and a special thank you to the following participants for their time,
support and generous donations.

Schedule of Events

8:15 am Check-In Registration – Lower Level

Family photos are available at this time – 1st floor

8:15-Continental Breakfast is served in the 1st floor courtroom

11:00-Lunch is served in the 1st floor courtroom

Entertainment available throughout the courthouse

9:00 am Opening Ceremony – Press Conference

Greetings from

Paul Hartnett, Clerk Magistrate of Middlesex Juvenile Court, Tara DeCristofaro, Register of Probate & Family Court

Entrance of Color Guard

National Anthem Sung by Attorney Kristin Snyer

Master of Ceremonies

Honorable Jay D. Blitzman,

First Justice of the Middlesex Juvenile Court

Guest Speakers

Honorable Michael Edgerton,

Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court Department

Honorable Paula M. Carey,

Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court

Angelo McClain,

Commissioner of Department of Children and Families

Dr. JudyAnn Bigby,

Secretary of Health & Human Services

Honorable Deval Patrick,

Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Sheppard Family

Adopting Family

Eliot Tatelman

CEO, Jordan's Furniture

Closing Song "WE ARE FAMILY"

Sung by Breanna Hewson & Jaclyn Casey

Legacy of an Adopted Child

Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone.

But still miraculously… My Own.

Never forget, for a single minute:

You didn't grow under my heart… but in it.


National Adoption Day is a collaborative event organized by:

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)

Massachusetts Department of Children & Families

Juvenile Court Department of the Massachusetts Trial Court

Probate & Family Court of the Massachusetts Trial Court

Adoption Day is sponsored by the Massachusetts Court Improvement
Program, a federally-funded program administered by the Supreme
Judicial Court


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