FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION E-NEWS - Child Abuse Prevention, Treatment & Welfare Services | Children's Bureau


February 2014




Family Foster Care & Adoption Info Meetings Monthly

Every child deserves to have a safe, loving and permanent family.  Children’s Bureau has openings for foster families who will care specifically for children during the reunification process with their parents. There are also 114,000 children currently in foster care who are unable to return to their families of origin.  Children’s Bureau is seeking strong, caring families to consider adopting these children. Families are also needed for teenagers, older children and sibling sets.  The agency holds monthly information meetings in five locations: Los Angeles (Magnolia Family Place), Valencia, North Hollywood, Carson and Palmdale (see side list of meetings).

Children’s Bureau encourages individuals (single or married) who are interested in helping children find the love, stability and support a family can provide, to contact Children’s Bureau.  Qualifying families receive training, certification and support throughout the process of fostering and foster care adoption.  For more information, call (213) 342-0168, (800) 730-3933 or visit

For 110 years, Children’s Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.  More than 21,000 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, adoption and more.

110 Years – Celebrating Our History!

Magnolia with Umbrellas In 1904, moved by the plight of vulnerable children, Mrs. E.K. Foster, a Los Angeles community leader, forms a volunteer group which successfully advocates for legislation to protect children.

Later, in the 1920’s, Children’s Bureau serves as a vital partner in starting the Community Chest – now the United Way. To ensure quality service for children, Children’s Bureau begins to recruit and train foster parents and establishes its own training program for social workers. The agency becomes one of the first professional providers of foster care in the nation.

Next month, Children’s Bureau continues to protect children into the 1930’s.

Foster Care & Adoption Information Meetings on Children’s Bureau’s Facebook

Not sure about when the next information meeting is for potential foster and adoptive families? Interested in attending a fundraiser for Children’s Bureau?  Become a fan of Children’s Bureau’s Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to get current information and news.  We also encourage you to repost or retweet news with your family and friends.  To connect with us, click on the Facebook and Twitter icons located in the right column of this newsletter.

Be Inspired!

Watch this video of families we helped to create. Their stories are different but each one is filled with an unconditional love for a child that changed their lives forever.

Get Rewarded for Referring a Foster or Adoptive Family!

Just a reminder that Children’s Bureau offers a $500 referral fee for each family our certified families refer. $250 is paid at the time of certification and a second $250 is paid at the time a child arrives at the home of the new family!  This is our way of thanking you and encouraging you to continue to recruit families who have the ability, willingness and resources to protect and nurture the needs of children.  We have pride in our families and look forward to having you join us.

Also, many thanks to those of you who have referred family, friends, co-workers, church congregations, etc. to learn about our program.  Your effort is greatly appreciated and has a true impact on the lives of children in need.  Keep those referrals coming as we continue to have children in need of a safe and nurturing family.

Please forward this email to someone whom you think would be interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent!
Children need families today…a referral you make could save a life and impact generations to come.

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