Published: September 5, 2023

A look at L.A. County’s foster care program; the need, rewards and requirements

To say that Harbor City resident Cora Peterson has a massively large family is no exaggeration. It’s grown exponentially over the years after she first became a foster parent in…

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: 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: November 10, 2021

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KTLA 5 Interview

DCFS Children Services Administrator Juana Aguilera participates alongside foster parents Aracely and Jose to spread the message among the Latino community that citizenship isn’t a requirement to becoming a foster…

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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