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June 2015

Vendor Booth at Huck Finn Bluegrass Festival donated by Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau and CB Parent Michael Krouse

Huck FInn Bluegrass Festival

Rosie and Laura at the Huck Finn Bluegrass Festival held at the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario

Children’s Bureau thanks Michael Krouse and the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for the opportunity to recruit families at the Huck Finn Bluegrass Festival held June 19-21!  CB workers promoted foster care and foster-adoptions to the festival attendees.  We hope to see some new families from this wonderful event!


Panera Bread Supports Children’s Bureau!

A big “Thank You!” to Charles Holling, a Children’s Bureau father who, through his place of employment, has distributed flyers on community boards at multiple Panera Bread Restaurants.

We appreciate opportunities like these and encourage all of our families to introduce their churches and employers to our Foster Care & Foster-Adoption Programs.  If you’re interested in helping to promote our program at your church or place of employment, please email for details. Please also forward this email to anyone that you feel may be interested.


North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference to be held in Long Beach

For the first time since 2006, the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) Conference is being held in Long Beach from July 30 to August 1.  If you have been touched by adoption or foster care, you will benefit from attending this conference.  The sessions will inspire, inform, and encourage all members of the adoption and foster care community.

The conference offers 90+ sessions in topic-specific tracks, including core issues in adoption; issues in adoption therapy; kinship care and birth family connections; parenting children with special needs; older children and youth; race, culture, and diversity; recruitment and pre-adoption services.

Children’s Bureau’s own Amy Heilman, Cindy Stogel and Bernadette Boylan will be presenting at this conference.   Children’s Bureau is a national corporate member, so if you are interested in attending, you may sign up as an affiliate member with Children’s Bureau and save $50 on the registration.  Also, any sessions you attend will be counted towards your re-certification training hours!   For more information, please visit the website at


Children’s Bureau Partners with DCFS at Recruitment Event in Palmdale

Children’s Bureau will have a table at the “Share Your Heart – Share Your Home” recruitment event – sponsored by the Department of Children and Family Services – on June 27 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Legacy Commons, 930 East Avenue Q-9 in Palmdale.  Lunch will be provided to potential applicants who R.S.V.P by calling 888.811.1121.   Please let your friends know that we will be there!


Foster Youth Work Opportunity

Summer Jobs Program Information for foster youth throughout Los Angeles County

Live in L.A. County
Age 14-21 (up to age 24 if you live in the city of Los Angeles)
Foster youth, including kinship care and AB 12
Have the right to work in the U.S.

Earn around $1,000!

Work up to 120 hours
Get paid for job skills & financial literacy training
Jobs available throughout L.A. County

If you live in the City of Los Angeles:
Out of Los Angeles County site not working a current time.

Other Websites for jobs for youth:



Get Rewarded for Referring a Resource 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 joins 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 Resource Family!

Children need families today!  A referral you make could save a life and impact generations to come.


Info Meetings Monthly for Potential Resource Families

Every child deserves a place to call home, and to have a safe, loving and permanent family.

Children’s Bureau has openings for resource families who will care specifically for children during the reunification process with their parents. There are 64,000 foster children in California alone, 21,000 of those being in Los Angeles County. Of those children living within foster families, 450 of those children are unable to return to their family are waiting now to be connected to a family who will adopt.

Children’s Bureau is seeking strong, caring resource families to consider fostering and foster-adopting these children. Families are also needed for all ages from babies to toddlers, school aged, teenagers, older children and sibling sets. The agency holds monthly information meetings in five locations: Los Angeles (Magnolia Place Family Center), Santa Clarita, North Hollywood, Carson and Palmdale (see side bar for 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-adopting a child or children.  For more information, call (213) 342-0168,

(800) 730-3933 or in Palmdale (661) 208-4212 or visit

For over 110 years, Children’s Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. More than 28,000 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, foster-adoption and more.

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