By: Katy Corona On: December 10, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Extraordinary parent, Maggie, shares her experience as a mom to a child in foster care. Through the highs and lows, Maggie continues to say that adopting her son was the best thing to have happened to her: “Our family was formed through adoption from foster care. I went through...

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By: Katy Corona On: November 10, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a new series of public service advertisements highlighting the everyday struggles and victories of being a dad. Recently, one of our Extraordinary Dads, Frank, was featured in one of their PSAs.

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By: Katy Corona On: November 10, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

Though the world has felt more disconnected than ever, Extraordinary Families actively strives to connect with the foster community and find keyways to better serve our children and youth. This past month our team joined colleagues across Los Angeles at the Foster Together Virtual Conference to share breakthrough ways to strengthen our foster care system...

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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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