WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s “Adoption Day” at the D.C. Superior Court.

The 27th annual ceremony takes place at the courthouse Saturday.

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More than 20 adoptions will be finalized at the ceremony, and all children adopted in the city within the last year are invited to attend along with their families.

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Each child and his or her family will be introduced, and a judge will then sign their adoption decree.

Officials say the goal of the event is to celebrate adoption and to consider adopting or fostering a child in the city’s public welfare system.

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