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Adoption Day events occur across Michigan

By AP

LANSING, MI –

Michigan Adoption Day is being celebrated across the state with judges finalizing over 200 adoptions.

Adoptions for families from Ingham and Ionia County were conducted Tuesday at the Michigan Hall of Justice. The normally quiet courtroom was filled with the babble of toddlers and happy laughs.

Before the adoption ceremony, Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Act, which will allow teenagers to voluntarily remain in foster care until they're 21 and receive help during the extension with education, counseling housing and medical coverage.

Snyder also awarded retired Michigan Supreme Court administrator Daniel Wright a lifetime achievement award established in his honor. Wright was instrumental a decade ago in moving all 83 Michigan counties to a statewide computerized child support enforcement system.

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