National Adoption Day


FYLaw attorney, Byron Tocheri and FYAC student Christopher Lee

November is National Adoption Month!  Though FYLaw’s adoption initiatives extend throughout the year, November is always a time to focus on the importance of adoption for children and families. 

National Adoption Day is Saturday, November 23, 2019.  Franklin County Probate Court will be celebrating on Wednesday, November 20—the 20th anniversary of this amazing day in Franklin County! Six families are scheduled to adopt 14 youth.  FYLaw Senior Attorney Megan Heydlauff will be representing two families finalizing their adoptions.  One family is adopting a sibling group of four, and the second family is a single father adopting a teenage son.    FYAC students have assisted Megan with paperwork and will assist in the courtroom as well.

For more information on National Adoption Day, go to:   

For more information on adopting children from foster care locally, call Franklin County Children Services at 614.341.6060 or visit the website at
For more information on the Family and Youth Law Center, go to: