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Fifth Annual National Adoption Day Celebration Set for Nov. 16 in Doylestown

November 9, 2018

Contact: Mary Domres, 215.348.6260, medomres@buckscounty.org

                              National Adoption Day

The public is invited to attend Bucks County's Fifth Annual National Adoption Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 16, in Doylestown. 

Don Petrille, Bucks County's Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court, announced today that the celebration will he held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, located on the first floor of the Bucks County Administration Building, 55 East Court Street in Doylestown.

This year's program will honor retiring State Representative Katharine Watson for her many years of service dedicated to helping children and families by advancing adoption in Pennsylvania. 

Rep. Watson chairs the House Children and Youth Committee and has helped enact many bills into law, including measures that protect children from abuse and simplify adoption procedures. 

Among those paying tribute to Rep. Watson will be Bucks County judges and social workers whose work helps advance the cause of adoption. Food will be provided by Doylestown's Chambers 19 restaurant, and the Central Bucks High School West Choir will perform.

Please consider joining this informative and heart-warming event as Bucks County celebrates adoption, the families it has brought together, and the people who work hard to make it possible. 

You may RSVP via http://NatAdoptDay5.rsvpify.com or by visiting the Register of Wills Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/290721124990512/

The Office of Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court is responsible for admitting wills to probate, appointing administrators of intestate estates, collecting inheritance taxes on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, issuing marriage licenses, and processing filings involving estate disputes, incapacitated persons and adoptions. Don Petrille has overseen this office since 2012.