Children's Bureau Family Foster Care & Adoption

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1910 Magnolia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Sunday Closed
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In Los Angeles County alone, the foster care population exceeds 33,000 children. Within the local foster care program, 200 of those foster children are waiting for an adoptive family and a place to call home.
Many of these foster youth are siblings in need of a resource family that is willing and able to keep them together. Because the number of foster kids in need of care exceeds the number of foster family applicants available, our foster care agency is forced to turn away 10+ sibling sets weekly. We wish this weren’t the case.

Our team at Children’s Bureau works to strengthen at-risk families and local communities so that every child can grow up safe, nurtured, and full of life. We empower you to make a difference in your communities by becoming a foster parent.

Help local at-risk youth by giving them a home that’s familiar, nearby, and inclusive to their foster siblings. You have the opportunity to change a child’s life.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

Many do not realize the need for new resource families in California. The number of foster kids outnumber the foster families who can provide short or long-term care. Foster advocates work hard to find places for these children, but it is not easy.

The latest 2021 report from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) report in California says there are:

  • 47,871 kids in California's foster care system
  • 22,892 who entered foster care
  • 15,386 foster kids awaiting adoption
  • California foster kids across all ages, with a median of 8 years
  • 33% whose foster child case plans include adoption

A child's median time in the California foster care system is over a year at 16.8 months. 13% spend 3-4 years in foster care.

California needs foster parents to take in multiple children if they have the time and energy to care for them. Sibling groups often need care, and it is essential to support these family bonds. In California, it is challenging to find homes for teenagers, though they need stable environments and reliable adults to support them.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.4 / 5
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Maria Ulloa
Feb 14, 2022

Wonderful place for children and parents my grandchildren where always happy and learn a lot

Rating: 5

Esmeralda Montes
Mar 02, 2020

(Translated by Google) My process was fast

Mi trámite fue rápido

Rating: 5

Sharon G
Feb 20, 2020

Helpful resources

Rating: 5

Karla lima
Jan 08, 2020

(Translated by Google) They have parenting classes and many programs and very good service.

Tienen clases para padres y muchos programas y muy buen servicio.

Rating: 5

Deborah Soto
Oct 14, 2019

Parking awful

Rating: 3