Published: May 25, 2023

They’re in their 60s and parenting yet again, balancing the struggles, joy of adoption

The graying couple raised their right hands in the children’s courthouse, as the judge swore them in. Teodulo Diarte held tight to his granddaughter Harmony as his wife, Olga Perez,…

Published: November 19, 2022

Los Angeles holds adoption ceremonies for more than 130 children

More than 130 children were adopted in Los Angeles County on Saturday morning as part of a number of adoption ceremonies held across the country. The event commemorating National Adoption Day was…


More than 130 children adopted in L.A. County on National Adoption Day

One hundred Los Angeles County families celebrated National Adoption Day on Saturday, Nov. 19, after L.A County Superior Court judicial officers finalized the adoption of 136 children. It was an…

Published: May 3, 2022

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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: 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…

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….


Nearly 160 Children in LA County Foster Care to be Adopted During Virtual Event

Contact: Juana Aguilera DCFS Office of Public Affairs (213) 760-5883 Tomorrow, 158 children in foster care will have their adoptions finalized during a National Adoption Day virtual ceremony. A pre-recorded…

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: 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.

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