Foster and Adoption Agencies

Adopt A Special Kid (AASK)
Oakland, CA
For more information, contact RaiseAChild.US at (323) 417-1440 or info@raiseachild.org.

EMQ Families First
Campbell – Davis – Fresno – Sacramento – San Bernardino, CA
For more information, contact RaiseAChild.US at (323) 417-1440 or info@raiseachild.org.

Extraordinary Families
Los Angeles
For more information, contact RaiseAChild.US at (323) 417-1440 or info@raiseachild.org.

Family Builders
Oakland, CA
For more information, contact RaiseAChild.US at (323) 417-1440 or info@raiseachild.org.

Five Acres
Altadena – San Dimas – El Monte, CA
For more information, contact RaiseAChild.US at (323) 417-1440 or info@raiseachild.org.

Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services
For more information, contact RaiseAChild.US at (323) 417-1440 or info@raiseachild.org.

Midwest Foster Care & Adoption Association
Independence, MO
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New York Council On Adoptable Children
For more information, contact RaiseAChild.US at (323) 417-1440 or info@raiseachild.org.

Penny Lane Centers
Commerce – Lancaster – North Hills – Burbank
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The Village Family Services
North Hollywood, CA
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Vista del Mar Child and Family Services
Los Angeles
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Community Resources

A Home Within
A Home Within matches current and former foster kids with licensed volunteer therapists who provide weekly pro-bono therapy.

All Children – All Families
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “All Children – All Families” (ACAF) initiative seeks to enhance LGBT cultural competence among child welfare professionals and educate LGBT people about opportunities to become foster or adoptive parents to waiting children. RaiseAChild.US works solely with agencies that have completed the program and been awarded the ACAF Agency Seal of Recognition.

Family Equality Council
FEC works to create policies, improve understanding, and provide special events and programming for LGBT families across the nation.

Grandparents As Parents
Grandparents As Parents provides programs and services that meet the urgent and ongoing needs of grandparents and other relatives raising at-risk children.

The Handsome Father
The Handsome Father – a community of support for fathers, no matter who they are or who they love.

LifeWorks
LifeWorks offers one-on-one, peer, and group mentoring opportunities for LGBTQ youth ages 12-24. It also provides a safe space, as well as fun and educational workshops and activities.

The Pop Luck Club
The Pop Luck Club – working to advance the well-being of gay dads and their children.

UCLA TIES for Families
TIES provides free training, intervention, education, and support services to resource families prior to the adoptive placement, during the transition of children from foster care to adoption, and following placement and adoption finalization.

Welcoming Schools
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “Welcoming Schools” project provides professional development tools, lessons, and resources for administrators, educators, and parents/guardians to create learning environments in which all students are welcomed and respected.

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