Adoption is a meaningful way for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting.
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 and nurture 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: (https://youtu.be/9HYsV-VO2Rk).

Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a
child in need. Monthly information meetings are being held Saturdays, September 8, October
20, November 17 and December 1, 2018 from 10:00 AM 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
RFrecruitment@all4kids.org. An information packet or application may also be obtained by
filling out a request form on the website at www.all4kids.org/program/foster-care/.
Since 1904, the Children’s Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of
child abuse and neglect. More than 30,000 children and families are helped each year
throughout Southern California with services that include school readiness, parenting classes,
family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and adoption.
Children’s Bureau is one of the largest investors in child abuse prevention in the country and is
developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia
Community Initiative.

Submitted by Marcia Morris, Recruitment Coordinator for Children’s Bureau Family Foster Care
& Adoption

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