BUDGET ALERT Final Budget Restores Many Proposed Cuts The Governor and Legislature have finalized an agreement on the 20-21 Budget. Thanks to all of your persistent advocacy and engagement in this process, many of the May Revise proposed cuts have been restored! Below is a summary of what we...Read more
Father’s Day: LGBTQ+ Dads Prove Love Has No Bounds For Father’s Day, The Advocate teamed up with Extraordinary Families, a Los Angeles-based foster and adoption agency, to highlight LGBTQ+ dads showing the world that love is what defines a family. A child enters foster care every two minutes in the United...Read more
Extraordinary Families Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBTQ-Inclusion Efforts LOS ANGELES (MAY 29, 2020) — Today, Extraordinary Families, Los Angeles County’s leading foster family and adoption agency, proudly announced that it is being recognized as an Innovator in Change-Makers in Child Welfare 2020 — a report highlighting...Read more
For Robbie, knowing that he wanted to be a father meant leaving the religion in which he grew up. “I wanted a family, and I knew I couldn’t have that in my church.” Three years after leaving, Robbie met now husband, Neal, and together they decided to foster a...Read more
Purchase goods and assemble into kits for our children and their families. This is a fun project for you and your family to do together. In order to maintain social distancing, we ask that all item drop-offs be schedules in advance. Please call us at 213-395-2900. Curbside drop off:...Read more
We would like to take a moment to congratulate one of our extraordinary young adults and co-mentors, Leonardo Jimenez, on his recent acceptance into L.A. Kitchen’s culinary arts and nutrition advocacy training program! Leo has been in foster care for the past twenty years – since the day he...Read more
Contact: Barnaby Murff Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 213-365-2900 Janet Marinaccio Chief Operating Officer E: email@example.com T: 213.365.2900 Extraordinary Families Launches ConnectLA to Help Los Angeles County Foster Youth Access Essential Services New Free Smartphone App Provides Transitioning Foster Youth and Foster Families Access to...Read more
My name is Amanda Aldeghi. I’m 25 years old. My interests include: working with kids, cooking, poetry, practicing yoga, singing, and reading. I grew up in Yuba City then moved to Sacramento after high school. In 2012 I transferred to UC Riverside where I received a...Read more
ExtraordinaryFamilies is a leading nonprofit foster family, adoption and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the daily lives, and long-term outcomes of children impacted by child welfare, from newborn to young adults.
Working with children and families, we combine best practices with proven research and advocacy to create visionary policies, innovative programs and scalable services that produce measurable improvements in the lives of children and families involved in child welfare or at risk of involvement.
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