Bringing Awareness to Adoption Opportunities
Posted by Councilmember Englander on November 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM
This week, my motion to establish a hyperlink on the City's website directing users to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services' website to provide information on adoption opportunities was made available for public use.
Every child needs a loving, supportive and nurturing family. Sadly, in the United States, there are 400,540 children in the foster care system with 104,236 children ready and waiting to be adopted. In California, there are 55,851 children in the foster care system with over 13,178 children ready and waiting to be adopted. In Los Angeles County, there are over 18,000 children in the foster care system with over 500 of them ready and waiting to be adopted.
The City of Los Angeles's website: www.lacity.org is the main portal in which residents can access public services and receive vital information. The City's website is also an important tool to facilitate instant and direct access to public resources for residents, and can be utilized to encourage people to consider adopting a child.
This link brings greater awareness about the need for permanent and loving homes for children in foster care and assists those interested in the adopting process, making it smoother and easier to navigate.
Click here to view the new link.
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District