Reuniting families through Reunification Day 2017 

King County celebrated the efforts of parents to reunite with their children that were once placed in foster care at the eight-annual Reunification Day on June 30, 2017.

Judge Helen Halpert, Superior Court Chief Dependency Judge, kicked off the celebration which was attended by several Superior Court Judges and Commissioners, and featured Presiding Judge Laura Inveen, a Reunification Day Proclamation by King County Executive Dow Constantine and parents sharing the stories of their journeys to reunification.

“I listened to those wonderful words from [parents] Scott and from Natalie, and I think they couldn’t have imagined three years ago that they would get in front of a room, serve as this kind of inspiration, be comfortable with public speaking and be the wonderful parents and wonderful community leaders they have become today,” Judge Halpert said. “I am so proud of them and of all of you.”

Watch the video to see the full celebration.