On Friday, Nov. 17, the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, one of the originators of the program known today as National Adoption Day, will finalize 238 adoptions for Los Angeles County children in foster care. The ceremony will take place at the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park.

This year's theme is "Teens Need Families, No Matter What," and will feature teens who will share their stories about joining permanent families through the adoption process.

Judge Michael I. Levanas
Judge Levanas is the presiding judge of the Juvenile Division at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County.