About Us


Our vision is a world in which all children have safe, permanent families with the support they need to thrive.

Our mission is to protect the rights of children in poverty and those overcoming abuse and neglect. By delivering free legal services, supportive programs that create pathways to education and jobs, advocacy, and systemic solutions, the Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children who experience foster care are able to fulfill their potential.

Since 1992, we have served 150,000 children. Our efforts are focused in three main areas:

Free legal services
and programs

for children and young adults
impacted by foster care
Training and

for those who work with
or care for these children
policy reform

to change policies to improve
children’s lives

We cut through the bureaucracy of the courts, healthcare system, school districts and government agencies to secure a brighter future for children in need.

Our staff and extensive network of pro bono attorneys advocate directly for individual children, and work toward broader policy solutions to: expedite adoptions; secure medical coverage and therapies for children; support children recovering from trauma and those with disabilities; assist young adults aging out of foster care as they grow into independence and self-reliance.

In the past fiscal year alone:

Other Achievements:

Since the inception of our adoption program nearly twenty years ago, more than 14,000 adoptions have been finalized. The Alliance performs one-third of all adoptions in Los Angeles County.

Since 2005, over 7,000 school-age children have received educational services to overcome trauma, instability, disability and developmental delays.

Over the past 15 years, we secured more than $29 million in benefits for 19,500 young people in foster care or guardianship in Los Angeles.

The Alliance has written and sponsored bills that have positively impacted foster care in California, including AB12, extending foster care to age 21.

For twelve consecutive years, the Alliance has received Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating, a distinction granted to just 2% of charities.

Annual Report & Financials:

Read the FY 2018-19 Annual Report.

The Alliance’s federal tax ID is 954358213.

Alliance 2018-19 990 and Audited Financials