Adoption Day celebrated


Macomb County Circuit Court joined courts across the state in holding ceremonies as part of the 15th annual Celebration of Michigan Adoption Day. Among those on hand for the event at the courthouse in downtown Mt. Clemens was Michigan Supreme Court Justice David Viviano (far right, holding Cecelia Viviano), who served on the Macomb circuit bench before he was selected for the state’s top court. He is pictured with (from left) Macomb County Adoption Supervisor Mark Pellecchia, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Switalski, Raymond and Ashley Smith with children Malakai, Logan, Parker and Cailey Smith. As part of the annual observation, participating courts finalize adoptions, hold parties for adoptive families and educate the public about the adoption process. Michigan Adoption Day is co-sponsored by the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange, and the Child Welfare Services Division of the State Court Administrative Office.

– Photo by John Meiu