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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.…

Thank you for making our 25th a huge success!

The Beverly Hilton was packed for our spring gala, with nearly 1,000 supporters and friends of the Alliance for Children’s Rights who joined to celebrate our 25th anniversary, Champion for Children Honoree and Alliance CEO Janis Spire, and Francis M. Wheat honoree, Austin Beutner. It was truly an outpouring of love, generosity and emotion that…

Resource Family Approval Toolkit

We have designed this toolkit to help caregivers, including relatives, navigate the newly implemented Resource Family Approval (RFA) process required of anyone wishing to provide a home for a child in the foster care system. RFA, which took effect January 1, 2017, is part of the statewide Continuum of Care Reform intended to ensure that…

Latham & Watkins Secures Education Support for Family

Caroline Ryon is an associate in the Entertainment, Sports and Media group at Latham & Watkins, and she comes from a family of teachers, so representing the educational needs of three adopted siblings was a unique opportunity to draw on her legal training and her passion for education. As one of our pro bono volunteers,…

A Day In The Life – One Advocate Makes a Big Difference

Bonita Unified School District is setting the standard for supporting students in foster care with an innovative approach they began piloting in partnership with the Alliance two years ago. Leveraging special state funding, known as Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds, and our Education Toolkit, they created two dedicated foster care liaisons to help drive…

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…