29 children in Santa Clara County adopted on National Adoption Day

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- 2 dozen families celebrated on National Adoption Day in San Jose.

Inside the Family Justice Center Courthouse in San Jose, 15 superior court judicial officers are processing and finalizing 29 children being placed into 24 adoptive families.

Erika Burkett and other family members dressed up in superhero costumes to celebrate her adoption of 4-year-old, Xavier.

"It's just amazing because it takes so long and to just come to this beautiful moment with my family it's absolutely amazing," said Burkett.

Courts and communities in all 50 states hold more than 35 community events each year to finalize thousands of adoptions of children on National Adoption Day.
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