2023S0515-1 11/16/23
  By: Campbell S.R. No. 22
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  join CASA and the residents of Hays, Caldwell, Comal, and
  Guadalupe Counties in recognizing November 20, 2023, as National
  Adoption Day; and
         WHEREAS, Court Appointed Special Advocates, together with
  the courts of Hays, Caldwell, Comal, and Guadalupe Counties, will
  be celebrating 2023 Adoption Day with their Adoption Day event,
  which will be held November 20 in New Braunfels; and
         WHEREAS, On this day, courts in each of these counties will
  open their doors to finalize the adoptions of local foster
  children who are in need of loving, permanent homes, and CASA and
  area residents will join other organizations nationwide in
  celebrating all adoptions in an effort to raise awareness about
  the importance of foster care adoption; and
         WHEREAS, There are more than 113,000 children in the
  United States foster care system and more than 2,100 children in
  our state waiting to be adopted; through the dedicated efforts of
  CASA, this Adoption Day event, along with similar celebrations in
  all 50 states, provides children in need a chance to live in
  stable, loving homes and encourages families and individuals to
  make a powerful difference in the lives of children through
  foster care adoption; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 88th
  Legislature, 4th Called Session, hereby recognize November 20,
  2023, as Adoption Day in Hays, Caldwell, Comal, and Guadalupe
  Counties and extend to the members of CASA and to all who are
  engaged in providing care to Texas foster children best wishes
  for a joyful and memorable event; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared in
  honor of this special occasion.