By: Katy Corona On: June 09, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

Maintaining the sibling bond is crucial to child development and adjustment, especially for children who are separated from the only homes and parents they have ever known. Our resource (foster) parents go above and beyond to make sure these connections are nourished and strong.  Youth enter foster care to...

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By: Katy Corona On: May 06, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

Growing up in an abusive home, Paola learned from a young age that the only person she could depend on was herself.  She had entered foster care at the age of 12, bouncing from family to family and was never adopted before aging out of the system. Paola was...

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By: Katy Corona On: April 08, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

Every child in foster care has experienced child abuse or neglect in their lifetime – that is why they are in care. Here at Extraordinary Families, we want to equip our communities with warning signs and what to do if you suspect a child in your community has experienced...

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By: Katy Corona On: February 25, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

  Are you looking for a way to serve children and youth in foster care but aren’t sure how?   Here are a few simple ideas to fundraise virtually for our kids in Los Angeles: Host a virtual luncheon with your friends on behalf of Extraordinary Families. Host a virtual...

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By: Katy Corona On: February 25, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

Did you know that you can impact the lives of children and youth in foster care through your weekly shopping? Food4Less, Ralphs, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of their sales to Extraordinary Families every time you shop. All you have to do is register Extraordinary Families as your...

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By: Katy Corona On: February 11, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

Meet one of our Foster Care Social Workers, Tess! He has been with Extraordinary Families for more than two years and is a vital to supporting our families and children in foster care. What do you do at Extraordinary Families? My job ensures children placed through DCFS (Department of...

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By: Katy Corona On: February 11, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

Extraordinary Families is pleased to announce the appointment of Leonardo Bolanos as Board Chair its Board of Directors. Leonardo (Leo) has been involved with Extraordinary Families for more than 10 years and has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2016. He succeeds Angela Bromstad, who will...

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By: Katy Corona On: January 19, 2021 In: News Item Comments: 0

This week we spoke to Laura, who has been an UP4Youth Mentor since 2017.  Laura shared simple things that go a long way in the life of a youth transitioning out of foster care.    

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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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