NORTH HOLLYWOOD—Adoption is a meaningful way for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 450 foster children waiting to be connected to a family who will adopt.

Children’s Bureau offers a comprehensive foster care and adoption program that brings families together for a lifetime. The agency is in need of resource families for children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or to provide legal permanency by adoption.

Children’s Bureau Resource Parents protect and nurture children, meet children’s developmental needs, support children’s relationships with their birth families and do all of this as a member of a professional team.   Qualifying families receive training, certification and support.

Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. Monthly information meetings are being held Saturdays, April 9th and May 7th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the Children’s Bureau’s House located at 11815 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood, 91607. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please call 213-342-0168 or Toll Free 800-730-3933. An information packet or application may also be requested by filling out a request form on the website at


Since 1904, Children’s Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. More than 30,000 children and families are helped each year throughout Southern California with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and adoption.

By Marcia Cross