Published: May 3, 2022

Celebrity Street Light Banners Seeks to Bolster Recruitment of LGBTQ+ Families for Fostering and Adopting

Contact: Juana Aguilera DCFS Office of Public Affairs (213) 760-5883 In observance of both National Foster Care Awareness and Pride Months, streetlight banners featuring celebrity LGBTQ+ families will be…


Sari Grant of Los Angeles County DCFS speaks with KTLA 5 for RaiseAChild

Sari Grant raises awareness of the needs of children and youth in foster care and promotes the monthly collaboration between DCFS and RaiseAChild with Parent Matching Events. Join an event…

Published: April 21, 2022


Thinking of becoming a foster parent in L.A.? Here’s how

Nefertiti Austin’s journey to motherhood started in her 30s. Things she never noticed before — diaper bags, bottles, strollers — were jumping out at her in stores. “It was really…

Published: March 21, 2022

Statement from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

This Statement May Be Attributed to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Andrew M., as…

Published: January 13, 2022

Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic

At the end of last year, Bobby Cagle stepped down as leader of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system after four years at the helm, citing the overwhelming pressures of the…

Published: January 1, 2022

DCFS Director Retires

Four years after starting his job as director of LA County’s Department of Children and Family Services, Bobby Cagle has announced his retirement.  Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News…

Published: December 22, 2021

Santa Clarita sends good tidings to foster youth and parents

Santa Claus has his workshop of wonders and his elves who make toys — and together, they spread Christmas joy. But, just yet, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services might…

Published: December 15, 2021

‘Finding Family: The Long Road Home’ explores life of children in foster care in LA County

In Los Angeles County, there are almost 19,000 children in foster care. More than 600 need a permanent home. This is the story of the people who dedicate their lives…

Published: December 8, 2021

Finding Family: Heart Gallery LA uses art of photography to help kids in foster care find a family

There are nearly 19,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles County and hundreds are looking for a family to adopt them. The Heart Gallery is a national traveling photographic…

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