CALIFORNIA

In California

Our state has around 60,000 children (ages 0-21) who are in the foster care system through no fault of their own. Of these children, on any given day over 15,000 are waiting for an adoptive family to say YES to them. The rest of the children need a loving, safe, and supportive foster family to care for them while they wait to go home to their biological families.

When children age-out of the system at 18 without a family, they are significantly more likely to experience homelessness, crisis pregnancy, unemployment, incarceration, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Trafficking.

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YOU CAN HELP SOLVE THIS CRISIS WHERE YOU LIVE

 

Are you a Business Leader? You can make dreams come true for kids in foster care and be a foster friendly business (like you might be with military families). We can advise you.

Are you a Faith Leader? You can use your calling and your community to recruit and support more than enough foster and adoptive families. We can equip you.

Are you a Creative Leader? You can use your skills and your platform to advocate for kids in foster care – giving them a face and a voice. We can train you.

Are you a Government Leader? You can run a collaborative campaign with the leaders above to sustainably improve the story for kids in foster care and for the families who care for them. We can guide you.

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Partner With Us!

We want  California  to become one of our country’s most “Foster Friendly” states by raising awareness and providing supportive communities around foster families and kids in foster care.  Help us by becoming or nominating a Business Impact Partner in California.

I Belong Project


The I Belong Project™ uses high-quality videography to give children in foster care a face and a voice. We bring together child welfare, churches, businesses, and the creatives to make these days a beautiful experience for all of the children who attend. After these videos are edited, we begin recruitment for these children who are available to be adopted and are waiting for their forever family.

Prospective Parents

 

Every day we meet more individuals and families who are considering taking the leap to become foster parents. We know you probably have a lot of questions and would need more answers before committing. That’s normal.

Just don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you from moving forward. Contact The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today. They will walk you through the process, help answer any of your questions along the way, and assist you in determining if becoming a foster parent is a fit for you. You can also visit their website using the button below.

 

STAFF

Connie Lannom

Pilot Manager

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MEETING THE NEEDS OF CALIFORNIA CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

TOGETHER

When a child finds a safe and loving family before they turn 18, it changes everything! Click below to join Belong by 18