Published: December 2, 2020

Straight A’s and college bound despite the odds

When she started her senior year at Roosevelt High School this fall, Carolina, 17, worried she wouldn’t find the motivation for online learning. A teenager in foster care, she felt…

Published: November 27, 2020

DCFS Director Bobby Cagle on KABC News November 27, 2020

Watch DCFS Director Bobby Cagle join Rich Valenza, from Raise a Child, to discuss the need for loving families for children and youth in foster care and how the public…

Published: November 22, 2020

Yo te recibo con amor: LA lleva a cabo ceremonia virtual de adopción

Decenas de padres se comprometen al cuidado de 148 niños ¡Llegó el día! Fue el grito de alegría de la pequeña Angelina cuando este sábado se levantó de la cama,…

Published: November 20, 2020

Virtual National Adoption Day Celebration 92 Families Welcome Foster Children into Forever Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Juana Aguilera DCFS Office of Public Affairs (213) 760-5883 On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the Superior…

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149 Foster Children Find Homes Via Virtual Adoption as Part of National Adoption Day

Ninety-two families will participate, and more than 60% of the adoptions being finalized are for siblings. Virtual adoption ceremonies will be held Saturday as part of National Adoption Day for…

Published: November 17, 2020

Los Angeles Foster Youth Educated and Empowered with New Bill of Rights Website, Handbooks, Coloring Books and More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Juana Aguilera DCFS Office of Public Affairs (213) 760-5883 Collaboration of the Los Angeles County Commission for Children & Families, Los Angeles County Department of Children…

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L.A. County Launches Website Explaining Foster Youth Rights

Los Angeles County launched a website Tuesday to help foster youth understand their rights. Supervisor Janice Hahn said foster children need to know their rights and those in power need…

Published: November 13, 2020

DCFS Director Bobby Cagle on KABC News November 13, 2020

Watch DCFS Director Bobby Cagle discuss some of the emerging effects of the pandemic, including the steady rise in number of DCFS supervised children and the added strain to working…

Published: November 6, 2020

FACEism: Tackling Muslim stereotypes in America and the battle to overcome the damaging effects

In this episode in the FACEism series, ABC 7 examines the ignorance of Muslim stereotypes in the U.S. and the battle to teach love and respect for all. We often…

Published: October 20, 2020

COVID-19’S QUIET TOLL ON CHILDREN

When COVID hit, calls for service for troubled children dropped. That’s a good thing, right? UPSTAIRS, ON THE FIFTH FLOOR of the nondescript 12-story office building in the heart of…

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