PALMDALE – Are you interested in becoming a foster parent or an adoptive parent? If so, you are invited to attend an informational meeting in Palmdale this coming Saturday.
The meeting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Children’s Bureau branch, located at 1529 East Palmdale Boulevard, Suite 210, in Palmdale.
Children’s Bureau is a nonprofit community organization that specializes in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. More than 21,000 children and families are helped each year throughout Southern California, with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups and mental health counseling.
Children’s Bureau has a foster care and adoption program that helps more than 500 foster children find safe, nurturing homes and facilitates more than 100 foster-adoptions each year.
The program helps children, newborn to 18 years of age, and has openings for individuals and couples who wish to become foster or adoptive parents.
Homes are needed for infants, sibling sets of brothers and sisters, older children and children of all ethnicities, especially African American children.
Foster parents temporarily care for children of all ages with the aim of helping children reunite with their birth parents or helping them move to an adoptive family. Adoptive parents also care for children of all ages, but make a lifetime commitment to these children. Prospective foster and adoptive parents receive training, financial stipends, medical coverage for the children, and 24-hour consultation as needed.
For more information, call 661-272-9996 or visit www.all4kids.org.