Adoption Saturday, November 21st in Ames

Story County will be one the sites in Iowa for the nationwide Adoption Saturday, this November 21st. Adoption hearings will be held at the Ames Municipal building, 515 Clark Avenue. This special event will run from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (Noon). I will be one of the lead attorneys handling most of the adoptions that day.

Dani L. Eisentrager of Eagle Grove, Iowa will also be there taking care of adoptions for people from the Ft. Dodge, Webster City area.

We hope to have two judges available so that everybody who wants to can have their adoptions finalized on Adoption Saturday.

If you are planning to adopt, I really encourage you to do so on Adoption Saturday. From having been at several of these in the past, it is really a fun and exciting time. Having all the adoptions take place at once adds an extra level of fun to what already is fun and joyous occasion. Don’t worry though, each adoption takes place individually. It is not one judge doing twenty adoptions at once.

If your adoption is a private one, that is, not through the Department of Human Services, you have to be a Story County resident to be able to finalize your adoption on Saturday. If your adoption is through the Department, it does not matter where you live, as long as you are an Iowa resident.

At this time, I know that Polk County is also holding their Adoption Saturday on the 21st. As I find out about other locations, I will post that information here and on Twitter.

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