Ana Munoz’s journey in foster care began when she was four years old. Her family came to the attention of social services after a neighbor reported that Ana and her three siblings were being
Misty loves being a mommy to Aaron and Orin*. She marvels in the little moments and celebrates the big ones like the recent finalization of Orin’s adoption on August 26, 2013. This single parent,
Cynthia Azali-Rojas first found a flyer for Magnolia Place at her local community center at a time when she felt lost and confused as a parent. After her son Maceo was diagnosed with a
Having a child brings plenty of excitement and joy into a family but also feelings of uncertainty and concern for how to care for the child. To help these parents with child-rearing knowledge and
Evelyn Reyes is well known around Children’s Bureau’s Oakwood Family Resource Center in Los Angeles, and, with a big smile, says that the Center is her second home. Before finding Children’s Bureau five years
Santana Hernandez had to face a harsh reality that he was going to be raising his two children alone. He and his wife had marital problems that resulted in a domestic violence situation. He
Los Angeles residents Richard and Melanie Harris were thrilled with the birth of their daughter, Miracle, but were feeling isolated and unsure as to how to raise the baby. With no relatives nearby —
Bettawati Mastirto and her husband, Iketut Mardika, are the proud parents of two very active children — Niluh, age 4 ½ and Joey, age 3. As older parents, they felt like they should have
Vicki Goodwin just loves being around kids and caring for them. She and her husband, David, have three grown children but there were always little ones in their home as Vicki provided babysitting to
Teenage parents Francisco and Cristina were excited about the birth of their newborn daughter but were unsure as to how to care for her. While in the hospital, the couple was referred to Children’s
More people need to know about all of these great programs and services that are available to them at Magnolia Place,” said Juan. Juan’s story is a wonderful illustration of how Magnolia Place brings
Robin Armstrong is a single mother of eight children. Six of the children are her own (ranging in age from 12 to 27) while the youngest two girls, Domeka and Doneka, are her nieces.
When Marissa was expecting her second child, Annalisa, she knew this time around that she wanted to be a better mom. Marissa was a struggling teenage mom when she had her now five-year-old son.
Josefina is a single mother of two young boys and is also the mother of two grown children who are professionals in Mexico. Josefina was referred to a Children’s Bureau Advocate at Corbin Family