Earlier today the 3rd floor of the Howard County Courthouse was packed with residents of Howard County to celebrate National Adoption Day.
A group of 5th grade Webelos from Big Spring Intermediate and 1 Girl Scout began the event by presenting the flags. Big Spring City Councilman Jim DePauw read aloud the proclamation stating that November 8th, 2017 was Adoption Day in Howard County. Four Howard County families then finalized their adoptions with the Honorable Sylvia Chavez presiding. The courtroom was filled with excitement for these families as they celebrated this special moment.
“This is a really exciting day, especially for these families,” says Patty Pisklak, Executive Director of CASA of West Texas. “It’s exciting, too, for all of the social workers who work with these families and continue to work with them on a day-to-day basis because this is such a happy day. These children now have their Forever Families; they have home; they have parents now who can take care of them and take care of their needs. It’s just a happy day!”