Phoenix

National Adoption Day gives 110 Maricopa County kids new homes

At an lawyer’s desk on Saturday afternoon in a small west Phoenix courtroom, 6-year-old Isaiah patiently waited to tackle his new final identify.

“Congratulations. I now pronounce you a family,” Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pamela Svoboda stated to cheers.

To Isaiah’s proper, Tanasha Robertson, 42, wiped tears as she and her spouse, Leanna Jones, 35, would now be Isaiah’s mother and father after fostering him two and a half years in the past. Isaiah was amongst 110 youngsters whose adoptions had been finalized on the Durango Juvenile Court Center throughout Maricopa County’s annual National Adoption Day occasion.

Sporting a pretend hawk and metallic chain, Isaiah would now be a Jones-Robertson. The clan has 9 youngsters in whole, together with 5 the Chandler couple beforehand adopted.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Brooks accomplished three hearings on the occasion, which is identical quantity he often does weekly. Brooks stated the authorized course of for adoption within the county takes about 4 to 5 months. None of the hearings Saturday was contested, he famous.

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