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Learn2Foster.org is an online community of foster and adoptive parents. Read blogs by foster and adoptive parents, get orientation schedules for select Bay Area counties, and have your questions answered.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, adoptive and foster homes are needed for thousands of children.
BA Kids News
The Latest News About Foster Care and Adoption from the Bay Area and Beyond
A Transition into Adulthood - A Must-read Editorial by the San Francisco Chronicle
Older Kids Aging Out of Foster Care - Time for a Solution
Foreign Adoptions Down in US in 2006
Foster Youth Speak Out!
Governor Increases Funding for Foster Care and Child Welfare by $82 million!
New From the BA Kids Blog
JOSEPH – working hard to achieve his dreams
Foster Father Awarded Annual Fatherhood Award
When did love happen?
Bouquets of Girls
Brothers and Sisters
From ILSP Youth to ILSP Staff
For all blog entries, visit our blog.
For events in your area, visit our events page.
Pictures speak a thousand words. Check out the Bay Area Heart Gallery, an exhibit featuring the photos of children waiting to be adopted. For more information, visit the Bay Area Heart Gallery.
News from the Counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo
Top ten reasons to adopt a teenager
Oakland Spotlights Children Waiting for Adoption
Watch CBS 5 video of the 2005 event.
The 10th Annual Calling Out of Names of Children Who Wait is sponsored by Alameda County and held each year at Jack London Square in Novemer, National Adoption Awareness Month.
Learn About Choosing Day
A one-of-a-kind family holiday created by one of our own adoptive families.
Read about it here.
Nuevo en Español!
Hogares Para Ninos de la Bahia Presenta a la Familia Ortiz.
Oprime aqui para conocer a la Familia Ortiz.
All types of parents are needed: Single, married, gay/lesbian, older. Marital status and sexual orientation are not barriers for adoptive or foster parents.
There is no cost to adopt through the County. Other than nominal fees in some cases, training and support for adoptive and foster parents are free.