Published: July 1, 2022

California Budget Offers Some Targeted Help for Foster Youth and Families

In a budget flush with unexpected revenue, California will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to expand the number of homes for foster children, provide cash payments to transition-age youth…

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: 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…

Published: May 6, 2021

San Fernando Mother with Over 35 Kids

For 17 years, children of all ages — from babies to pre-teens — have found a foster home and a mother with Nuemy “Mimi” Madrigal. The City of San Fernando…

Published: February 26, 2021

Non-Profit Helps Foster Youths Become Aspiring Filmmakers

A local non-profit group called “Kids in the Spotlight” along with NBC Universal are helping foster youths become aspiring filmmakers. Hetty Chang reports for NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on…

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