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Children’s Bureau seeks foster families for local children

Children’s Bureau is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and/or couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption. A live Zoom Orientation is scheduled on September 16th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM hosted by a Children’s Bureau team member and a foster parent. For those who want to learn at their own pace about becoming a foster and/or fost-adopt parent, a PowerPoint orientation is available. To R.S.V.P. for the live orientation or to request the PowerPoint orientation, please email [email protected].

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Children’s Bureau has canceled all in-person foster care-adoption resource parent
orientations.

The current health crisis has accelerated the need for foster and foster-adoptive parents to help local at-risk youth stay
in their communities. Many of these children are siblings in need of 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. Older children are
also in need of families.

“Being a foster parent lets you help someone in their time of need. You’re the support system for a child and for their
parents,” says Brittany, who with her husband Jeremy, foster-adopted two sibling children. The couple has three
biological children and knew that fostering was something they wanted to do. “Children’s Bureau has been there to
help get us through the challenging times and to celebrate the special moments, especially when the adoption of our
two children was finalized,” Jeremy added. Watch Brittany and Jeremy’s story here.

Children’s Bureau welcomes every individual regardless of race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic
background, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to become a resource for children. Qualifying families
receive training and support throughout their journey. For questions and/or to get started, call 800-730-3933 or click
here to complete a quick inquiry form.

Since 1904, Children's Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in protecting vulnerable children through prevention,
treatment and advocacy. The agency helps 50,000 at-risk children and parents each year throughout Los Angeles and
Orange Counties with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups,
mental health counseling, foster care and foster-adoption and more. Foster Care and Adoption Programs are available
in Kern, Orange, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties. To learn more about the agency and/or its foster care and
adoption program, visit all4kids.org.

Licenses: 197805422, 197800281, 197805428

This article was released by Children’s Bureau.