There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California.  Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 200 foster children waiting to be connected to a family who will adopt.  Children’s Bureau offers a comprehensive foster care and adoption program that brings families together for a lifetime.  The agency is in need of resource families for children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or to provide legal permanency by adoption.  

Children’s Bureau Resource Parents protect children, meet children’s developmental needs, support children’s relationships with their birth families and do all of this as a member of a professional team.   Children’s Bureau welcomes every resource parent regardless of, race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.  Qualifying families receive training, family assessment, approval and support. A current CB family advises potential resource parents “to come into it with an open mind and an open heart.  Be prepared to care beyond anything you could have ever imagined.”  Watch Children’s Bureau resource families share their experiences here: (

Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need.  A monthly information meeting is being held Saturday, August 18, from 10 a.m. to Noon at Children’s Bureau’s Magnolia Place, 1910 Magnolia Avenue, Los Angeles, 90007. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please call (213) 342-0162 or Toll Free 800-730-3933 or email us at  An information packet or application may also be obtained by filling out a request form on the website at     

Submitted by Marcia Morris