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Foster Care and Adoption

Resource and adoptive families change lives forever

In Los Angeles alone, more than 24,000 children yearn for a place to call home. Many of these children have weathered the storms of trauma, abuse, and neglect. Together, we can make a lasting impact. Your support holds the power to initiate the healing process for these infants, toddlers, and children—offering them the profound experience of knowing the warmth and embrace of love.

We welcome resource (formerly foster) families and forever families of all backgrounds including those who identify as LGBTQ+ and households with one adult. All you need is a stable home environment and a love for children.

We are with you every step of the way

Family is the foundation of a child’s emotional well-being. Whether you are a resource or adoptive family, our commitment is to ensure that you receive comprehensive support. This includes 30 hours of immersive and interactive training, coupled with regular home visits from our compassionate team members.

We actively collaborate with you to troubleshoot any challenges that may arise. Should you feel the calling, we are here to guide and support you through the transformative journey from being a resource family to establishing a forever family.

Discover the Fulfillment in Being a Resource Family

As a resource family, you’ll experience the fulfillment of nurturing a child in need and sowing the seeds for their future success. Your home will come alive with the sights and sounds of children, giving you a glimpse into the joys of adoption.

In addition, you will receive financial support to provide for the child’s needs. Most families receive between $1,059 to $2,763 a month depending on the level of care that’s required including medical, therapeutic, or behavior needs.

Programs are partially funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Department of Children and Family Services.

Find a location near you.

Bienvenidos Foster Care and Adoption Pasadena
940 Avenue 64
Pasadena, CA 91105

Bienvenidos Foster Care and Adoption Upland
1040 N. Benson Ave
Upland, CA 91786

Paul’s Story: A true heroes’ journey

Paul did not choose the cards he was dealt, but he did choose how he would play his hand and beat the odds.

His biological mother passed away when he was four-years old, which sent his father into a self-destructive spiral eclipsed by addiction. This led to him and his younger brother growing up in the foster care system—moving from one foster home to another, craving deep connections, only to experience instability and feelings of isolation.

When Paul first came to Hillsides a few years ago, he didn’t like talking about his future or having any aspirations to go to college. His Foster Care Social Worker saw how bright he was, and consistently encouraged him about his talents and the capacity for his future.

Now enrolled in Antelope Valley College, he looks back on the persistence of the support staff at Hillsides, along with his family, and how it provided him with the encouragement he needed to shape his desire for his path. In his own words, with the right support, anything is possible.

Now in his late teens, he is empowered and believes he is a walking testimony for children who grow up in the system and their ability to persevere and succeed in life.

With a vision to be college-bound and become a best-selling author, he didn’t have the financial resources or support network many of his peers had—but refused to let this get in the way of his vision. He worked tirelessly to earn scholarships and grants, and now, as he prepares to start his college journey, he is filled with hope and excitement for what the future holds.

Paul characterizes the true heroes’ journey; while he has overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to get to where he is now, he still knows that challenges will always be there, but has the confidence that he has the wherewithal, skill, and determination to overcome anything.

As an author, Paul will create worlds, and fill those worlds with wonderful characters and a fantastic story. At Hillsides, we can’t wait to get an autographed copy of his first published work.

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