San Joaquin Superior Court finalized adoptions for 21 families and 31 foster care children on the court’s Adoption Day, November 18.  Judge Michael Coughlan and Judge Barbara Kronlund—who have both participated in Adoption Day for more than a decade—presided over the event. 

National Adoption Day is a wonderful tradition and it is an honor to be part of this incredible celebration. However, we must remain committed to finding good, permanent homes for our children and youth in foster care.

—Presiding Judge Michael Coughlan

Judge Michael Coughlan









Families are made with the swipe of the pen, yet the caring, sharing and love that comes from creating families will last a lifetime. It doesn't get any better than this.

— Judge Barbara Kronlund

Judge Barbara Kronlund