Foster Care Adoption

The Alliance’s Foster Care Adoption Program finalizes one-third of all adoptions in Los Angeles County each year.

What do we do:

We provide free legal services to families as they finalize their adoptions from the foster care system. In addition, the Alliance ensures that each adopted child receives the right post-adoption benefits and services appropriate to their needs so that their new home is stable and permanent.

For more on becoming a foster care family download the Resource Family Approval Toolkit.

For more on foster care adoption download our Foster Care Adoption information page.

How do we do it:

We cut through the mountains of red tape that usually makes the process long and frustrating by working closely with the Los Angeles Children’s Court, the Department of Children and Family Services and the children’s attorneys. These partnerships help remove barriers in individual cases and have led to policy reform on a county level. Our dedicated cadre of pro bono attorneys extends our reach, and has helped us complete more than 14,000 adoptions in our history.

Many of our adoptions are finalized through the Adoption Day Program, including the National Adoption Day which was started by the Alliance and is now a national model to promote foster care adoption.

Can we help you?

If you are interested in adopting a child from foster care, call the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services Placement and Recruitment Unit at (888) 811-1121 or visit their website.

**DCFS can provide you information about adoption and upcoming orientation meetings held monthly throughout Los Angeles County.

You can also contact one of the private foster family agencies in Los Angeles County licensed to complete adoption home studies.