The 20th Annual National Adoption Day in San Joaquin County will be celebrated at the Stockton Courthouse on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. The San Joaquin Superior Court will host National Adoption Day with San Joaquin County Human Services Agency, Lilliput Children Services, Koinonia Family Services, Aspiranet and Parents by Choice. This event will celebrate and finalize adoptions for 17 families and 22 foster care children.
This event will be presided over by Judges Michael Coughlan and Barbara A. Kronlund. There will be a brief welcome and introduction. In addition, an adoptive family will share a personal story.
National Adoption Day is celebrated across the nation on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This day is celebrated annually to finalize adoptions and to raise awareness of the more than 125,000 children and youth in foster care waiting to find a permanent and loving family. Over the past 20 years, the nationwide collective effort of judges, lawyers, court staff, foster professionals, child advocates, sheriff personnel, and many others has made the dreams of over 75,000 children and youth come true by working on this one special day to finalize adoptions for children and youth in foster care.
Information regarding the event:
- Begins at 9:00 a.m., Dept. 3D
- Courthouse opens to families at 8:15 a.m.
- Welcome/Introduction: Judges Michael Coughlan and Barbara A. Kronlund
- Stockton Courthouse - 180 E. Weber Ave., Stockton, CA