Published: Nov 01, 2012 7:53 AM EDT
Updated: Nov 01, 2012 10:13 AM EDT

 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - National Adoption Month kicks off in Palm Beach County.
More than a dozen children will be adopted during an event Thursday at the courthouse in West Palm Beach, marking the start of National Adoption Month. Palm Beach County kicks off statewide celebrations for November.
In attendance will be Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and Florida's Chief Child Advocate Zack Gibson, among others.
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