Help At-Risk Kids Stay in Their Communities



In Los Angeles County alone, the foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 500 of those foster children waiting for an adoptive family. Many of these foster youth are siblings in need of resource families who are willing and able to keep them together. In fact, Children’s Bureau turns away at least 10 sibling sets weekly due to lack of families.

Help local at-risk youth stay in their communities and with their siblings by becoming a resource parent. You have the opportunity to change a child’s life. Read below to learn more about foster care and foster-adoption and how to get started.

Get Started on Your Journey

Family Foster Care and Adoption
  • Join our online information meeting.

    This is a great way to get introduced to our foster-adoption agency where you can learn and ask questions you might have about the foster care or foster-adopt process. All information meetings are now held virtually. You have a choice of how you want to learn more about our program:

    1. Attend a Virtual Group Session
    Attend a 1-hour virtual group information session hosted by a Children’s Bureau team member (via Zoom). Held monthly from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST. To attend one of the following session dates, sign up here.
    • September 17
    • October 15
    • November 19
    • December 17

    2. Learn at Your Own Pace

    Review an easy-to-follow PowerPoint Orientation at your own pace. Simply email to request information.

  • Complete the application.

    It's quite detailed so be sure to set aside time to complete. Click here for the application. Once complete, email your application to

  • Call for information.

    A team member will be happy to answer any questions. The toll-free number is 800.730.3933. We look forward to speaking with you!

  • Sign up for E-News.

    Stay informed about our program through a monthly e-newsletter with specific content for foster and/or foster-adoptive resource parents. Click below to sign up.

Foster Care and Adoption E-News

Learn More About Becoming a Resource Parent

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Most Commonly Asked Questions

Making the decision to become a resource parent is often filled with questions. We asked several of our resource parents to candidly answer the most commonly asked questions about the process. Enjoy this video series or visit our YouTube channel.

Be Inspired

Watch these Children’s Bureau families share their unique stories to foster and/or foster-adopt children in their community.

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