By: Bonnie Sharpe On: October 13, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Extraordinary Families is committed to furthering our education around racial equity. In September, we invited Kisalyn Michael, LCSW, a champion for social justice and equity, to lead us on a journey to explore our implicit biases. We want to take a moment to reflect upon that experience and to...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: October 13, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Los Angeles, CA – October 1, 2020 – Extraordinary Families, a leading nonprofit committed to serving children and youth in foster care, is pleased to announce the election of five new members to our Board of Directors. These individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: September 26, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Dodgers Foundation awards more than $1M in grants to help organizations fight COVID, social injustice The Dodgers Foundation announced it is awarding more than $1 million in grants to organizations that are addressing communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and social injustice. LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: September 14, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Carrie and Bobby’s Path to Becoming Foster Parents This is part one of our series on Carrie and Bobby, a family’s foster journey. In this post, we learn more about the path that led Carrie and Bobby to Extraordinary Families and their journey to become certified foster parents. Tell...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: September 14, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Meet Abbey, our Family Recruitment Specialist Meet Abbey Cowan, our Family Recruitment Specialist. Abbey runs our prospective parent orientations and training classes, and guides families through their journey to becoming certified foster parents. Her passion for social justice and working with underserved communities led her to the field of...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: September 14, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0
By: Bonnie Sharpe On: August 10, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Former Foster Youth Apply for College     While youth in foster care aspire to attend college at the same rate as their non-foster peers, they may have a host of barriers their classmates will not have to face, including homelessness or housing instability, health or mental health issues,...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: August 10, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Jeana’s Story: “The World Takes You to New Places” Jeana’s childhood was filled with negativity – lots of “you’re going to end up like your addict mother” and “you’ll never graduate high school” – but she knew her past did not define her future.  Jeana was committed to doing...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: July 05, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

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...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: July 05, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

  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...

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