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List of Daniel J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

2020 - Honorable Susan L. Dobrich
Cass Chief Judge/Probate Judge

2019 - Honorable Laura Baird
Ingham County Circuit Court

2018 - Honorable Robert Butts,
Cheboygan County Probate Court

2017 - Honorable Kenneth L. Tacoma,
Wexford County Probate Court

2016 - Honorable Duncan M. Beagle, Genesee County Circuit Court

2015 - Steve Yager, Children's Services Agency

2014 - Jeffrey Albaugh, Calhoun County FOC

2013 - Honorable Dorene Allen, Midland County Probate Court

2012 - Marilyn F. Stephen (former director of the DHS Office of Child Support) and Thomas M. Haskel (Juvenile Officer, Referee, and Crawford County Court Administrator)

2011 - Daniel J. Wright

Maura D. Corrigan Foster Family Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

2020 - Veda Thompkins

2019 - Jenifer Pettibone​

2018 - Ramah Emily Krontz

Michigan Adoption Day 2020

Every November, the Michigan Supreme Court encourages courts around the state to take time to celebrate Michigan Adoption Month and help make the dreams of thousands of children come true. Participating courts can choose to get involved on Michigan Adoption Day, or select their own day in November to finalize adoptions, hold parties for adoptive families, and educate the public about the adoption process.  The Michigan Supreme Court will hold their event on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. ​


Make sure you contact us with details on your court's events.  We'd love to post your photos to social media. 

Michigan Adoption Day typically takes place on or about the Tuesday before Thanksgiving at the Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing and in courts around the state. Michigan Adoption Day is cosponsored by the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange, and the Child Welfare Services Division of the State Court Administrative Office.

Would your court like a Supreme Court Justice or a Court of Appeals judge to speak at your Adoption Day event?  If so, please contact Lynn Seaks​.  

November 20 - Berrien County

November 20 - Washtenaw County

November 24 - Cass County

November 24 - Michigan Supreme Court

November 24 - Clinton County

November 24 - Muskegon 


Office of Public Information
Michigan Supreme Court
P.O. Box 30052
Lansing, MI 48909

Fax: 517-373-9831


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John Nevin
Communications Director


Lynn Seaks
Community Outreach Coordinator

Stacy Sellek
Public Information Manager