National Adoption Day


A celebration of National Adoption Day at the Franklin County Courthouse.

We will have 13 children's adoptions finalized!

November 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Franklin County Courthouse
373 S. High St.
Columbus , OH 43223

November is National Adoption Month, a month set aside to raise awareness about the critical need for permanent homes for children in foster care. National Adoption Day celebration will take place Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM in Columbus, Ohio at the Franklin County Probate Court. 

"Nationwide Insurance legal staff is proud to partner with Franklin County Children Services and the Family and Youth Law Center to support National Adoption Day in Central Ohio. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate how government, public policy and corporate professionals can work together to strengthen our communities. Adoption is an especially poignant act for me personally, as I was adopted by my father Houston Hatler. Adoption gives a child a sense of permanency that can only be found in a forever home."
 - Patricia Hatler, Chief Legal and Governance Officer, Nationwide Insurance

For more information on National Adoption Day, go to:   

For more information on adopting children from foster care locally, call Franklin County Children Services at 614.341.6060 or visit the website at
For more information on the Family and Youth Law Center, go to: