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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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: July 05, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0
By: Bonnie Sharpe On: June 09, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 0

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...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: June 09, 2020 In: News Item Comments: 1

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...

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