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2016 National Adoption Day in Los Angeles

The adoptions of more than 230 children from foster care were finalized as part of National Adoption Day at Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park on Friday. A round-up of local news stories on National Adoption Day here in Los Angeles: CBS | It’s National Adoption Day And Locals Celebrate By Giving 230…

From Juvenile Hall to Home for the Holidays

Our teen years are hard, but they are harder for children in foster care. The trauma and abandonment children experience in foster care is compounded when these youth commit crimes that results in time spent in juvenile hall – all the more reason these children need and deserve a permanent family. But until recently, that wasn’t…

Life-Changing Impact

Witnessing the happy faces of the children whose adoptions we finalize is the foundation of what we do. But it isn’t the start or end of our advocacy for children and their families. Many of the faces we see at Adoption Day are sweet faces we’ve seen before. Rosie, top left, came to us through…

50,000 Adopted as Part of National Adoption Day

The Alliance celebrated the adoption of 144 Los Angeles foster children into new families on Friday, November 22 as part of National Adoption Day (NAD).  In its 14th year, NAD hit an important milestone with 50,000 children officially joining their forever families as part of the event since 2000. As a NAD co-founder, the Alliance…

Alliance Completes First-of-its-Kind Adoption

On Thursday, November 21, the Alliance completed California’s first non-minor dependent adoption, which was made possible through extended foster care under AB 12. Since young people can now stay in foster care until age 21, they are also eligible for adoption until 21. Twenty year-old Michele, “Shelly,” was born with cerebral palsy and entered foster…

Alliance Completes L.A.’s Third Probation Adoption

On Tuesday, June 4, the Alliance completed its third probation adoption–also the third-ever in Los Angeles County. Probation adoptions are rare with only eight ever occurring across the nation, making the occasion something to celebrate. The Alliance is part of the Probation Permanency Committee–a collaboration with the courts and the Los Angeles County Probation and…

Everychild Foundation Funds New Project

As former foster youth and their new adoptive families celebrated National Adoption Day on November 16, Public Counsel and the Alliance for Children’s Rights announced a first-of-its-kind project to help newly formed Los Angeles families stay together and thrive. The new project will be funded by a grant from the Everychild Foundation, which every year…