ExtraordinaryFamilies is a both a direct provider of services to foster children and a children’s policy organization.

icon-family-80As a licensed foster care and adoption agency, we recruit, train, and support high-quality foster and adoptive homes for children removed from their families for abuse and neglect. Los Angeles County is experiencing one of the most severe shortages of foster homes for abused and neglected children in the country.  Our mission is find homes and provide support for those foster children.

icon-scales-80We implement policy and practice reforms in the child welfare system throughout Los Angeles County.  Reforms include countywide work to change daily policies and practices that have undercut our community’s ability to find and support the homes that our foster children deserve and desperately require.

They were absolutely amazing through the entire process [of adopting our son]. I cannot say enough good things about this place. They gave our family the most amazing gift anyone could ever give!
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Children served by our foster care/ adoption programs in 2015
Children served by our foster care/ adoption programs in 2014
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We need your help to continue our work to find every foster child a home and to improve foster care. There are many ways to help... with money, time and other resources.