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Yennifer’s Story

I remember that my mom would tell me to be better than her and to do the things that she wasn’t able to do. I didn’t want my daughter to ever be in the foster care system the way I was. -Yennifer The Alliance advocates for foster youth who are pregnant or parenting. We help…

Omar’s Adoption Story

“Knowing that you have a place to go, someone to hug, someone to check up on you – it is a great feeling.” -Omar V. on being adopted at the age of 19 The Alliance finalizes one-third of all adoptions out of foster care in Los Angeles County for young people who often have waited…

I Want You To Know. . .

Our Foster Care Awareness campaign celebrates the wisdom and insight of our young leaders who have experienced foster care firsthand. The campaign is called “I Want You to Know…” and features more than a dozen young adults who speak in their own words about what they want us to know and do to achieve justice,…

Saltz Center Champions Toddler with FAS

Laura Sander cries when she recalls how frustrated she was when she was searching for therapeutic services for her adopted son, William, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. Laura, a 7th grade teacher who grew up in Argentina and settled in a suburb southeast of Los Angeles, had always dreamed of adopting a child.…

California School Board Association Spotlight

The California School Board Association highlights an innovative partnership between the Bonita Unified School District and the Alliance for Children’s Rights to meet the needs of students in foster care. Ninety-five percent of Bonita Unified students graduate high school, but even in high performing districts like this one, students in foster care continue to struggle…

Alliance Families

This video features some incredible stories from families and youth. It provides a snapshot of the Alliance’s work on behalf of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable children. The premiere of this video was at the Alliance’s 24th Annual Dinner on March 10, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton honoring Dana Walden & Gary Newman (featured in the…

Reaching the Finish Line

This video provides a snapshot of the Alliance’s work on behalf of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable children. It profiles a family who benefited from the Alliance’s adoption services in addition to four youth who talk about transitioning out of foster care and how the Alliance helped them reach a promising finish line. This video premiered…

Impact Stories 2014

On April 7, 2014, the Alliance for Children’s Rights honored Disney/ABC President Anne Sweeney and Actor Willie Garson at our 22nd Annual Dinner. To showcase our work this year, we shared the stories of the Cornejo and Soto families.