The Third Judicial Circuit Court honored 20 families and celebrated nearly 600 adoptions during the 10th annual Michigan Adoption Day on Nov. 20. The ‘Giving Thanks for Families’ event recognized the hard work and dedication of agencies, court personnel and community partners that help make adoptions happen. Pictured at left are (l-r) Circuit Court Chief Judge Virgil C. Smith, Judge Leslie Kim Smith, Judge Frank Szymanski, Justice Mary Beth Kelley, Judge Christopher
Dingell, and Judge Lisa Nielsen.
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Mary Beth Kelley (at left), who gave the keynote address, and Serge and Anne Danielson-Francois with their daughter Lexie.
Tonio, Harmony, Frances and Aliyah Evans were one of 20 families honored at the 10th annual Michigan Adoption Day event held Nov. 20.
Photos by John Meiu