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To celebrate our mission is to ensure children of Central Iowa have homes where they are safe, loved and encouraged to flourish physically, emotionally, academically and socially. The Youth Law Center sponsors two annual events, the Reunification Picnic and Adoption Saturday.  

These celebrations highlight children and youth successfully being reunified with their parents or finding a forever home with their adoptive parents.  Both events need volunteers, donations and sponsorships to be successful. 


The annual Reunification Picnic celebrates when parents have successfully addressed any parenting concerns that lead to their child’s removal from their care.  These parents have worked hard to learn better ways to parent their children, to access the medical care they need to maintain their sobriety and/or mental health needs and are able to provide for themselves and their family’s basic needs.  Many of these parents have also addressed their own childhood trauma to provide a better future for themselves and their children.

Please contact us at if you would like to volunteer, donate or sponsor this event.


Adoption Saturday is held on a Saturday in November at the Polk County Justice Center.  The goal of Adoption Saturday is to help children legally become a part of a forever family.  Judges, court staff, court reporters, social workers, attorneys, and volunteers donate their time to make Adoption Saturday a safe, fun and happy event for children and families.  To learn more about Adoption Saturday: Dave Thomas Foundation  To learn more about becoming a foster-adoptive parent in Iowa, please visit: Iowa Foster & Adoption

Please contact us at if you would like to volunteer, donate or sponsor this event.

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

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