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City to celebrate National Adoption Day Saturday

The Fredericksburg Circuit Court will participate in a national adoption event Saturday that will finalize adoptions of children from foster care.

The Fredericksburg Department of Social Services has averaged 33 children in foster care during 2011 and 13 have been adopted, according to a news release.

FDSS and several other organizations will celebrate this on Saturday.

Judge Gordon Willis of Fredericksburg’s Circuit Court and and Judge David Peterson of Fredericksburg’s Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court will meet the children and families. There will also be guest speakers at the event, which begins at 11 a.m. at the Fredericksburg Circuit Court (815 Princess Anne St.)

Two children’s adoptions will also be finalized at the event.