Training and Events                                                 

A 3-hour orientation and 21 hours of resource parent training are required before your initial certification. The training is provided by our agency. You will also need to become CPR and First Aid certified and maintain certification. Training is given alternately on consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You must also obtain 8 hours of continuing education annually to remain certified. Click here for a step-by-step guide.

Extraordinary Families welcomes people who are going through the Independent Adoption process to attend our Adoption Specific Workshops and to make use of our Adoption Home Study, Post Placement and Post Adoption Services. We will work closely with your attorney or out of state agency to make your experience a positive one.

Please review the calendar for upcoming orientations and trainings

july, 2019

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11jul6:30 pm- 9:00 pmOrientation

Event Details

This is a free, no obligation orientation for prospective resource (foster/adopt) parents. Participants will learn basic information about fostering and building a family through foster care and adoption. It’s an excellent opportunity to have questions answered about the process. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP or contact Drew for further information at 213-365-2900 or [email protected].org.


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Extraordinary Families

221 N. Ardmore Ave., Los Angeles, California 90004


Extraordinary Families