Published: December 6, 2021

Families and foster youth enjoy a holiday party extravaganza

For many families and youth in need, December may be a difficult time as they might struggle financially or do not have people in their lives to celebrate the holidays….

Published: November 19, 2021

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More than 150 children will be adopted in LA County on National Adoption Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) — Susan Castruita and Joshua Castruita met at a bowling alley in 2018 at event through the program, Kidsave, which focuses on foster kids getting adopted….

Published: November 18, 2021

Heart Gallery features photos of LA kids waiting to be adopted

November is National Adoption Month, and there are more than 600 kids in Los Angeles County waiting to be adopted. The Heart Gallery website is designed to match kids with…

Published: November 15, 2021

How race and ethnicity play a role in foster parent-child relationships

In just a few days, 15-year-old foster child Paola Martínez will be reunited with her family. “I feel good, but I also feel sad,” said Martínez. Sad because she has…

Published: November 10, 2021

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KTLA 5 Interview

DCFS Children Services Administrator Juana Aguilera participates alongside foster parents Aracely and Jose to spread the message among the Latino community that citizenship isn’t a requirement to becoming a foster…

Published: October 12, 2021

Sonrisa para cinco quinceañeras

Para cinco adolescentes hispanas que son parte del sistema de crianza del Departamento de Servicios para Niños y Familias (DCFS) del condado de los Ángeles, haber tenido su fiesta de…

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Quinceañeras de hogares sustitutos celebran sus XV años con una gran fiesta en Los Ángeles

Las adolescentes de los hogares sustitutos de Los Ángeles hicieron uno de sus sueños realidad al festejar con todo el glamour y chambelanes, sus XV años. Ver Parte 1 del…

Published: September 16, 2021

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DCFS Director Bobby Cagle on KTLA 5 News

Watch DCFS Director Bobby Cagle on KTLA as he reflects on his almost four years as director of DCFS and the department’s partnership with the Raise a Child organization.

Published: September 14, 2021

Familiares cercanos: padres temporales del Departamento de Servicios de Niños y Familia de LA

En 2005, una prima de Isabel Solís luchaba para dejar el abuso de las drogas. Fue entonces que Isabel junto a su esposo, Miguel Ángel, no lo pensaron dos veces…

Published: August 23, 2021

Local foster youth get back-to-school shopping

More than 200 local youth in the foster care system were given the chance to shop for new clothes ahead of the school year Sunday. The Santa Clarita-based organization Tidings…

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