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Office Location:

DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Community Resource Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Connection
704-336-3000

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​National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day in red and grey text with people paper chain inside heart logo

Mecklenburg County will observe National Adoption Day on Saturday November 20th. National Adoption Day is observed annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Mecklenburg County is excited to be among more than 400 cities across the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to finalize adoptions and celebrate the families who adopt. Due to COVID-19 protocols, we are excited to host our "2nd Adoption Day Parade" .



Time and Location


Saturday November 20, 2021 

10:00am-12:00pm 
Mecklenburg County Court House 
832 E. 4th Street Charlotte NC 28202 
Drive Thru Celebration (Adoption Day Parade) 



Things To Know


  • Registration begins at 9am at the 4th Street Parking Deck (915 East 4th Street)

  • Please arrive between 9am and 9:45am to ensure we maintain our schedule

  • We ask that you group all cars (family/friends) together ahead of time
  • You may decorate your cars 
  • There will be opportunity to participate in the 360 Photo Booth on the courthouse lawn. 

  • After the parade you will need to do the following...

         Park your car on 3rd Street or the 4th Street Parking Deck

         Social Distancing and Masks REQUIRED 


  • PLEASE review the media release below.

                                   Register for National Adoption Day Event in Mecklenburg County



Media Release


There will be a separate link provided requesting your signature.

Audio/Video/Photo Release Form

November 20, 2021

By signing this release, I acknowledge and grant permission to Mecklenburg County and its agents or employees to use photographs and/or video and audio taken of me. These images may be used in educational and documentary materials such as Public Service Announcements, Grant Applications, Video Documentaries and both printed and online newsletters and publications. Furthermore, I authorize the use of my likeness, and voice for all program promotion, materials, and any other purposes in connection with the program deemed appropriate and necessary by me. 

I hereby agree to release, defend, and hold harmless Mecklenburg County and its agents or employees, including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product in whole or in part, whether on paper, via electronic media, or on Web sites, from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to the use of the photographs/video, including but not limited to any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, either intentionally or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking, processing, reduction, or production of the finished product, its publication, or distribution. I understand that I may be asked to be interviewed, photographed, or filmed as a part of the event, I understand that I may also be captured in wide shot photography or video film shots. If I do not feel comfortable, I have the right to inform the individual responsible for the video/photographs and request my image be removed. 

I am 18 years of age or older and have read this release before signing below, fully understanding the contents, meaning, and impact of this release. I understand that I am free to address any specific questions regarding this release by submitting those questions in writing prior to signing, and I agree that my failure to do so will be interpreted as a free and knowledgeable acceptance of the terms of this release. I further understand that by signing this release, I waive any and all present or future compensation rights to the use of the above material(s).



Entertainment


We will have Superheroes, Princesses, Bouncing Bulldogs, a Photo Booth, and Live Music to share in the celebration!! We are super excited to celebrate you! Social Distancing and Masks REQUIRED!!!

bouncing bulldogs logo with dog jump roping
illustrated princess in blue dress
words live music in cursive

Address

Office Location:

DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Community Resource Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Connection
704-336-3000

Key Initiatives