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File #: R-13-189   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 6/17/2013 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/17/2013
Enactment date: 6/27/2013 Enactment #: R-2013-054
Title: Declaring The Fourth Saturday In June "Albuquerque Adoption Appreciation Day" To Show Support For The Families Of Children Youth And Families Department ("CYFD") Adoptions And For The Families That Adopt Children On National Adoption Day (Harris, Sanchez)
Attachments: 1. R-189, 2. R-189final, 3. R-189Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/27/2013 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/26/2013 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/20/2013 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/17/2013 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
6/17/2013 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
6/17/2013 City Council PassedPass Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTIETH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-13-189 ENACTMENT NO. _____________________

SPONSORED BY: Don Harris, Ken Sanchez


RESOLUTION
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Declaring The Fourth Saturday In June "Albuquerque Adoption Appreciation Day" To Show Support For The Families Of Children Youth And Families Department ("CYFD") Adoptions And For The Families That Adopt Children On National Adoption Day (Harris, Sanchez)
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DECLARING THE FOURTH SATURDAY IN JUNE "ALBUQUERQUE ADOPTION APPRECIATION DAY" TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILIES OF CHILDREN YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT ("CYFD") ADOPTIONS AND FOR THE FAMILIES THAT ADOPT CHILDREN ON NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY.
WHEREAS, National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 129,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families; and
WHEREAS, for the last eight years, National Adoption Day has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with courts, judges, attorneys, adoption professionals, child welfare agencies and advocates to finalize adoptions and find permanent, loving homes for children in foster care; and
WHEREAS, National Adoption Day is celebrated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and more than 300 events are held each year throughout the country to finalize the adoptions of children in foster care, and to celebrate all families who adopt; and
WHEREAS, adoption provides benefits to society as a whole by allowing children to join established families who are ready to raise children; and
WHEREAS, adoptive families also benefit from adoption, many couples who are childless, who are unable to have more children, or want to bring another child into their home are overjoyed by the opportunity to welcome a new member into their family through adoption; and
WHEREAS, 35 children were adopted in Albuquerque on November 17, 2012, as part of National Adoption Day; and...

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