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 peers, these youth have a host of difficulties their classmates will not have to face, including homelessness or housing instability, health or mental health issues, and encounters...

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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 drug addict birth mother” and “you’ll never graduate high school” – but she knew her past did not define her future.  Jeana would do...

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

Purchase goods and assemble into kits for our children and their families. This is a fun project for you and your family to do together. In order to maintain social distancing, we ask that all item drop-offs be schedules in advance. Please call us at 213-395-2900. Curbside drop off:...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: July 06, 2016 In: News Item Comments: 1

We would like to take a moment to congratulate one of our extraordinary young adults and co-mentors, Leonardo Jimenez, on his recent acceptance into L.A. Kitchen’s culinary arts and nutrition advocacy training program! Leo has been in foster care for the past twenty years – since the day he...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: June 29, 2016 In: News Item Comments: 2

Contact: Barnaby Murff Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations E: b.murff@extraordinaryfamilies.org T: 213-365-2900 Janet Marinaccio Chief Operating Officer E: j.marinaccio@extraordinaryfamilies.org T: 213.365.2900 Extraordinary Families Launches ConnectLA to Help Los Angeles County Foster Youth Access Essential Services New Free Smartphone App Provides Transitioning Foster Youth and Foster Families Access to...

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