SCVNews.com | May 19: Zoom Orientation for Foster Parents

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The Children’s Bureau, a non-profit organization for the protection of vulnerable children, is holding a Zoom Orientation on May 19 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Foster care is a significant way to give at-risk children in Santa Clarita safe, caring support and resources for them to thrive. These children and young people were particularly affected by the pandemic, which accelerated the need for foster and / or foster families.

For those who want to learn at their own pace how to become foster and / or foster parents, a PowerPoint orientation is available. To reply to a live targeting or request a PowerPoint targeting, email rfrecruitment@all4kids.org or by calling (833) 983-2837 or (661) 289-4231.

“As a foster parent, you can help someone in need. You are the support system for the child and their parents, ”said Brittany, who adopted two siblings with her husband Jeremy. The couple has three biological children, and they knew that family is what they want to do.
“The children’s office was there to help us get through the tough times and celebrate special moments, especially when the adoption of our two children was completed,” Jeremy added.

In Los Angeles County alone, the number of foster children exceeds 33,000, 200 of whom are expecting a foster family. Many of these children are siblings in need of families who are willing and able to keep them together. In fact, the Children’s Bureau denies at least 10 sibling sets each week due to lack of families. Older children also need families.

The Children’s Office welcomes everyone, regardless of race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or self-expression, to become a resource for children. Relevant families receive training and support throughout the journey.

Foster care and adoption programs are available in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. For questions and / or to get started call (833) 983-2837 or Click here to fill out a quick request form.

Since 1904, the Children’s Office has been a nonprofit leader in child abuse prevention to reduce its devastating effects. The Children’s Office addresses the well-being of children and families through a primary prevention, innovative, collaborative and research approach that educates and supports vulnerable parents in raising prosperous children.

This includes parenting classes, support groups, home visits, family building activities, community leadership training and a preschool education program. The children’s office also offers mental health counseling along with foster care, adoption and related services. The Children’s Office annually strengthens the lives of 39,000 at-risk children and their parents through 13 facilities in Southern California. The agency’s advocacy efforts and broader community impact initiatives inspire movement in the child welfare arena at the local, state, and national levels.

For more information visit the children’s office.

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