Published: September 10, 2019

The Day I Picked My Parents – Premiering on A&E

  The Day I Picked My Parents is a documentary series that follows Los Angeles County foster children who are part of a program operated by the nonprofit organization Kidsave…

Published: August 5, 2019

Foster Youth Job Shadow Day

Los Angeles County foster youth shadow County Board of Supervisors and County managers for an inside look at governance and new job opportunities Los Angeles County sponsored “Foster Youth Job…

Published: July 28, 2019

5th Annual Foster Youth Quinceañera

Ten lucky Latina foster youth were treated to a once in a lifetime Quinceañera—a fairy tale come true celebration Ten Latina foster youth were the guests of honor Sunday, July…

Published: June 25, 2019

Foster Youth Graduation

Inspirational Foster Youth Who Achieve Academic Success Took Center Stage at 31st Annual “Celebration 2019” Graduation Ceremony Approximately 170 college-bound young adults, many of them the first in their families…

Published: May 8, 2019

A Different Type of Mother – San Fernando Valley Sun

By Francisco Castro, Sun Contributing Writer   Emerita Lomeli holds a large picture of a Mother’s Day from a couple of years ago, showing her as the matriarch of four…

Published: May 7, 2019

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed: HBO’s ‘Foster’ is disturbingly accurate, but it’s missing one important thing: solutions

Op-Ed: HBO’s ‘Foster’ is disturbingly accurate, but it’s missing one important thing: solutions   Raeanne holds her baby in a scene from the HBO documentary “Foster.” (HBO) By NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY It…

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This L.A. mom has taken in over 1,000 foster kids. Now she leads HBO’s ‘Foster’ documentary

This L.A. mom has taken in over 1,000 foster kids. Now she leads HBO’s ‘Foster’ documentary By: Christina Schoellkopf Every two weeks, at about 2 or 3 a.m., newborns were…

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How HBO Doc ‘Foster’ Gives ‘Unprecedented’ Look into Children in Foster Care System

  How HBO Doc ‘Foster’ Gives ‘Unprecedented’ Look Into Children in Foster Care System By RACHEL YANG CREDIT: COURTESY OF HBO The documentary “Foster” features numerous individuals in the foster care…

Published: May 6, 2019

‘A Problem They Didn’t Create:’ HBO’s ‘Foster’ Documents Five Years in L.A.’s Child Welfare System

By Jeremy Loudenback Sydney and foster parent Earcylene Beavers. Photo courtesy of HBO During the first moments of HBO’s new film “Foster,” the camera pans across an office of Los Angeles…

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Why Some LA County Social Workers Don’t Want People To Know Where They Work – LAist

BY GINA POLLACK  Jessica Chandler says as a foster youth, she used to hate social workers…until she became one. (Courtsey HBO) Documentary filmmakers Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris said they…

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