Chancey Bush
Marie Anne Petit of Denver waits with her daughter Jacinthe, 2, before Jacinthe’s adoption on National Adoption Day Saturday at the Jefferson County government building.
Forging new families, starting new lives

Several hundred people packed the public hearing room at the Jeffco government headquarters on Saturday to celebrate the adoption of 26 children by 17 families on National Adoption Day.

While the day kicked off a new life for the families, it also marked the end of countless hours of work by caseworkers from Jeffco’s Human Services Department and adoption agencies across the metro area.