A "Forever Family" from San Bernardino in 2008
A "Forever Family" from San Bernardino in 2008

On adoption day eight years ago: Faith Powell with her adoptive parents, Tracey and Scott, and San Bernardino Judge Wilfred J. Schneider, Jr.

November is Court Adoption and Permanency Month
November is Court Adoption and Permanency Month

Faith Powell and her mother, Tracey, share their adoption story during theJudicial Council's business meeting. San Diego County Judge Carolyn Caietti is on the right.

"Forever Family"
"Forever Family"

Faith Powell collects hundreds of shoes, sells them, and uses the proceeds to purchase toys and gifts for underprivileged children. Last year, the donated shoes filled a trailer.

"Forever Family"
"Forever Family"

Faith Powell, 12, with the results of her annual toy drive: “I didn’t get a lot, so I’m going to give a lot," she told the Judicial Council on October 28, 2016.

November is Court Adoption and Permanency Month
November is Court Adoption and Permanency Month

"I want to say how impressed we all are with your big heart and your generosity," the Chief Justice said to 12-year-old Faith Powell.

November is Court Adoption and Permanency Month
November is Court Adoption and Permanency Month

The Judicial Council has been encouraging court-based adoption and permanency activities since 1999.

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