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The Alliance is Always There — Jenniffer’s Story

Jenniffer, a young woman who was formerly in foster care, took the stage at our 28th Annual Dinner to share how the Alliance saved her from homelessness, supported her with parenting education—thanks to the Alliance of Moms—and provided legal advocacy to pave pathways so that she and her kids can thrive.

The Alliance Advocated for Our Kids

At our 28th Annual Dinner, one family shares their story about how the Alliance not only represented them in the adoption of both their daughter and their son, but also advocated to ensure that both developmentally-delayed children receive the vital therapies and education they had been wrongly denied. Thanks to the Saltz Family Early Intervention…

Guardianship Saves a Child’s Life

In conjunction with our 2019 Annual Dinner, one caregiver shares their story about how the Alliance and one of our stellar pro bono attorneys stepped in to help her to provide safety and stability for her beloved granddaughter.

Kinship Families At the State Capitol

The Alliance lobbied successfully for emergency funding from the moment of placement–an issue that disproportionately affects relative caregivers. Caregivers–including grandmothers and grandfathers, uncles and aunts, and siblings–from across California joined us in Sacramento to share their stories. Senator Holly Mitchell appears in the video during a meeting in which she invited these kinship families to…

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…