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: 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…

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