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National Adoption Day in Elkhart County

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Elkhart County Court is one of nine Indiana trial courts commemorating National Adoption Day – which is celebrated around the country on Nov. 22 – by allowing families and media organizations to take video and photographs of adoption proceeding. Matthew was one of five children adopted Friday morning at the Elkhart County Courthouse. Magistrate Deborah Domine presided over the proceedings, hearing families make a case for why their adoptive children should continue to stay with them. Case workers were also present testify that the children are going to good homes. And Domine does something a little different from other magistrates at the end of the adoption proceeding. She reaches behind the her desk, pulls out a yellow rose covered in purple wrapping paper and presents it to each of the four boys and one girl who would return home with their new parents. ------------------------------------------------ The Elkhart Truth offers local community news including crime, business, schools, sports and more from northern Indiana and southern Michigan. For more coverage from The Elkhart Truth visit our website at http://www.elkharttruth.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElkhartTruth Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheElkhartTruth