D.C. Child and Family Services Agency holds it 26th annual Adoption Day ceremony at D.C. Superior Court.
Nov. 17, 2012 Jamanie Fairnot provided the entertainment by reciting a poem during the opening ceremony of the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency's 26th annual Adoption Day ceremony at D.C. Superior Court. The ceremony is designed to celebrate the joy of adoption and encourage area residents to consider adopting or fostering a child in the District's public child-welfare system. About 120 children in foster care in the District are awaiting adoptive homes. More than 20 adoptions were finalized at this year's ceremony. Each child and his or her family was introduced to the audience to come forward as their judge signs the adoption decree. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post