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LOS ANGELES, CA 90046 | (323) 876-0550

Aviva Family and Children’s Services, a nonprofit, non-sectarian 501(c)(3) organization, believes that every child and every family in our Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a bright future. Foster Family and Adoption Services is a licensed agency that provides trained, caring families for children ages birth to 21 who are among the most vulnerable and neglected in Los Angeles County. With a firm belief that family is the foundation of a child’s emotional well-being, Aviva carefully recruits and screens individuals and couples who can provide a safe, structured and nurturing home. We provide foster parent(s) with extensive education in caring for children with histories of emotional trauma. We seek diversity in our foster parental selection, knowing that a loving home can be created in a variety of settings. As a licensed foster care and adoption agency, we can make dreams come true for both the child and the parent(s). Aviva’s social workers have a limited caseload to allow for weekly home visits, diligent oversight and support to the foster children and their foster families. We are always there for our families with guidance, education and 24-hour on-call support.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90007 | (213) 342-0100

The Children’s Bureau mission is to help children succeed and excel at leading happy, healthy, productive lives through a combination of prevention, treatment, research and advocacy. Children’s Bureau is committed to providing vulnerable children - especially in the early years - the foundation necessary to become caring and productive adults by: Preventing child abuse and neglect both at home and in the community; Protecting, nurturing and treating abused children; Enhancing the potential of families and communities to meet the needs of their children by bringing them together to create safe and secure environments; Advancing the welfare of children and families through superior programs in foster care, adoptions, child development, parent education, mental health, research and advocacy.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90017 | (213) 240-5900

For over 120 years, Children's Home Society of California (CHS) has adapted to the changing needs of children and families. Since 1891, CHS has worked diligently to protect our community's children and strengthen their families through diverse programs and services. At CHS, we view a child not in isolation, but in the context of each family's health, stability, and resources. We believe that families are fundamentally strong and resilient. That is why CHS offers programs and services to build upon a family's inherent strengths so they can move toward self-sufficiency.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90045 | (310) 645-5227

CIHSS is a licensed full-service adoption agency that provides services to children in out-of-home care, with resources to certified foster families and biological parents. All prospective adoptive families is provided a comprehensive training series. This training will offer a better understanding of the types of children that are available for adoption as well as some of the issues faced by the family. CIHSS prepares the family with supportive services, pre-finalization, crisis intervention and individualized attention. CIHSS offers ideas on the best ways to handle issues that may arise along the way. CHISS conducts home studies for foster to adopt parents as well as,pertinent information and support to the biological parent.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90008 | (323) 954-1464


LOS ANGELES, CA 90008 | (323) 295-6030

Since 1997 Guardians of Love Foster Family Agency, Inc. (GOLFFA) has been providing services to children in need of foster family home placement. It is our mission to provide safe, nurturing, therapeutic certified family homes where children can receive protection from abuse, maltreatment, economic exploitation, malnutrition and /or any form of unsafe environment. GOLFFA provides a comprehensive range of support service to the children, youth, parents and certified foster parents in an effort to prevent the need for multiple placements/replacements and to bring about reunification with biological families, adoption or emancipation.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90026 | (213) 202-3900

HFS is an accredited, California state-licensed adoption and foster care agency dedicated to uniting children and infants in need of a loving home with hopeful adoptive parents and families. HFS provides direct services to birth parents, prospective adoptive parents, adult adoptees adopted through the agency, and interim foster care providers. Since 1949, the agency has worked to fulfill the vision of founders Bob and Delores Hope, who established Holy Family Services to help find permanent adoptive homes for orphaned and at risk youth, and for infant children whose mothers found themselves unable to care for them. In 2007, HFS became an institution of the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese, under the leadership of the Right Reverend J. Jon Bruno. In addition to providing the residents of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, and San Bernadino Counties with adoption and foster care services, HFS administers birth parent counseling and conducts home studies for prospective adoptive parents involved in inter-state and international adoptions as a state-licensed Adoption Service Provider. HFS believes that loving families come in all shapes and sizes, and that all employees and applicants deserve equal opportunity. We don’t discriminate in delivery of services or employment opportunities on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. HFS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90220 | (888) 811-1121

Currently there are thousands of children in Los Angeles County being served by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) who cannot safely live with their own families due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. These children need to be with a safe, stable, and loving family sometimes temporarily and sometimes permanently. The mission of the Adoption and Permanency Resources Division is to recruit, study, prepare and support foster and adoptive families who can provide healthy, stable, loving temporary and permanent homes to children that can not safely live with their birth parents. We welcome and need all capable families – regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, martial or domestic partnership status, physical characteristics, national origin, medical status or disability status – to help us fulfill this mission.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90022 | (323) 720-9951

Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services (NALCS) is a bilingual (Spanish /English) California Nonprofit Corporation established in December 12, 1994 dedicated to serve foster children who have been victims of neglect, abandonment, physical, and sexual abuse. NALCS has been providing these services for the past 19 years in the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange. Our mission is to provide our children and families with love, education, and family-based concurrent planning services. Since its inception, we have been able to serve more than ten thousand (10,000) foster children and have helped more than 80% of them achieve reunification with their families. Nuevo Amanecer Latino provides good alternative opportunities for many children and parents to improve their quality of life, interaction, and their psycho-family dynamic. Nuevo Amanecer means a new sun rise, according to our parents, children have suffered abandonment, negligence, and abuse; and have suffered these tragedies in the midst of a very dark night. NALCS is here to provide these children with a new sunrise by providing responsible resource families and a loving and safe home environment. Aside from foster care and adoptions, NALCS also provides a full range of additional services and programs such as Whole Family Foster Home (WFFH), Emergency Shelter Care (ESC), Independent Living Skills (ILP), and provides services to Non-Minor dependents (NMD’s) through AB 12. In only nineteen years, Nuevo Amanecer Latino has delivered the best quality family-based treatment services while keeping, refining, and implementing a continuous quality improvement process. Nuevo Amanecer is a member of the Alliance for Children and Families and California Association of Adoption Agencies. On October 14, 2004, our foster care program was accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and on October 14, 2012 our adoption program was also accredited. Since our inception, we are continuously working in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services of Los Angeles County, Children and Family Services San Bernardino County, Department of Public and Social Services Riverside County, and Orange County Social Services Agency. According to Latino Business Magazine, NALCS is one of the 20 top non-profit Latino Corporations in the United States of America. Join us to fulfill our mission and continue serving children in order to provide them with a path to a better future life.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90026 | (213) 365-2900

Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency, a private, non-profit corporation, was started in 1994, dedicated to helping abused, abandoned and neglected children find secure, stable and nurturing homes. The agency provides for the well being of children in its care and helps them become independent and successful adults. Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency (SCFFAA) serves the greater Los Angeles community by providing quality homes for children of all ages, from newborn to 21 years old. The agency provides for sibling groups, children with developmental delays, behavioral and school problems. The agency seeks and supports loving, caring and capable families who want to bring a child or children into their home. Whether interested in foster or adoptive parenting, all prospective families must be able to provide, with financial assistance from the agency, a secure, stable and nurturing home for the children. All capable families are welcome regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical characteristics, marital or domestic partnership status, medical or disability status. SCFFAA complies with Title XXII regulations as impletmented by the State Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services contract provisions.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 | (310) 836-1223

Since 1948, Vista Del Mar’s licensed, private adoption agency has completed or helped complete more than 5,000 adoptions. We are one of only five agencies in California that provides a full range of adoption programs, including domestic, international, and foster-adoption. Vista provides therapeutic referrals, adoption classes, support groups, search and reunification services, lecture and film series, and a resource library. Through our adoption and intensive treatment foster care services, we help families gain insight into issues related to adoption and foster care and provide them with tools to help themselves and strengthen their family relationships. Adoptive families, particularly those whose children are from another country, and of races other than their own, or have special needs, often face unique issues and challenges. The outcomes of these issues have implications both in the short-term and long-term, and truly span a life-time for each family member.


LOS ANGELES, CA 90045 | (310) 670-6767


LOS ANGELES, CA 90045 | (310) 215-3180

We are the TRUSTED leader in open adoption since 1982. We are the largest, oldest, and most experienced open adoption agency in the country, facilitating adoptions in 49 states, and fully licensed in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New York, North Carolina, and Texas. We have a professional staff of EXPERIENCED social workers. The IAC consists of professional and licensed social workers with Masters of Social Work (MSW) degrees or higher. Kathleen Silber, the IAC’s Clinical Director, is a nationally regarded expert in the field and has advocated extensively for open adoption. We are SUPPORTIVE throughout the entire adoption. As a nonprofit organization our main focus is on counseling and support. The IAC is committed to providing both birthparents and adoptive parents with the most comprehensive counseling support available. We make our fees AFFORDABLE based on income. The IAC offers fees on a sliding scale correlated to your income. The average fees range from $13,000–$19,000. There is also a Federal Tax Adoption Credit that can reduce your adoption costs to as little as $4,000–$6,000. WE HAVE NO EXCLUSIONARY POLICIES. The IAC offers birthparents the right to choose a family for their child. The IAC has no racial/ethnic, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression restrictions for prospective adoptive parents.

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