Los Angeles, CA
A key strategy in helping families and communities to thrive is child abuse prevention. Children’s Bureau offers innovative, quality child abuse prevention programs designed to nurture the child, strengthen the family and build caring communities. Children’s Bureau is the largest investor in child abuse prevention in the country and is developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia Community Initiative.
We respond to the immediate needs of a child in danger through our family foster care and adoptions program, matching hundreds of children each year with loving, nurturing families. We also provide mental health therapy and other related services to thousands of children and their families who have experienced abuse or are at risk of abuse.
Children’s Bureau provides training and technical support to other organizations statewide and beyond. NuParent and Strategies are two such child abuse prevention programs, each with its own unique approach to helping strengthen families and build caring communities.
RESEARCH & EVALUATION PROGRAMS
The ChildStrength program was established to promote organizational learning and build organizational capacity to use research and evaluation findings to inform and improve practice. Research and evaluation activities are conducted to monitor program effectiveness in improving child, parent, family, and community outcomes and building protective factors shown to reduce child abuse and neglect.
Our advocacy efforts focus on promoting investment in the early years. Nationally, we’re working to promote replication of the Magnolia Community Initiative framework via the Belong Campaign aimed at inviting other communities to create their own Belong Community. New replication communities will be supported by the Belong Institute, a training and advocacy center founded by Children’s Bureau.
THE GREATER SHARE
The Greater Share is a social movement to prevent child abuse. By investing in a share of children’s success, health, parenting and community, we are investing in the greater good of society. All of this happens because of people like you. Be inspired. Donate. Get Involved. Join the Greater Share. #TheGreaterShare
Rye Brook, NY
Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. is a non-profit adoption placement agency and resource center founded by social workers and adoptive parents with the belief that every child eligible for permanent adoption, regardless of racial or ethnic background, or physical or emotional challenge, has the right to grow up in a loving, nurturing, secure, and forever home.
Inspired by our experience and many years of service in the adoption field and community, it is this agency’s goal to unite children in need with their forever families and to help keep “harder to place” children out of the state system through domestic and international adoptions.
FFTA seeks to educate the community about adoption and related parenting issues; and to promote a positive experience for everyone involved through the counseling, education and support we provide to our clients.
FFTA is committed to treating all persons with respect, dignity and compassion and welcomes all families regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality or disability.
FFTA will ensure, to the best of our ability, that the dream of building and maintaining families through adoption becomes a reality.
FFTA’s founders, Joy and Michael Goldstein have dedicated their lives to helping birth parents, adoptive parents and, of course, the children.
JOY S. GOLDSTEIN, LCSW, ACSW, FFTA’s Executive Director, co-founder of FFTA and the adoptive mother of 3 boys, received her BSW from Syracuse University, and her MSW from Columbia University. Joy, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has spent almost 30 years as the Social Work Supervisor and Adoption Coordinator for the Law office of Michael S. Goldstein, Esq. In that capacity, she has been responsible for the supervision of all Social Workers and administrative staff, counseled thousands of birth parents and adoptive parents, and was involved in more than 2,500 successful adoptions.
Joy is a frequent lecturer on topics such as: Relationships with Birth Parents, Both Before and After Placement, Preparing Birth Parent Letters/Profiles and Locating a Birth Parent through Ads, the Internet, and Word-of-Mouth.
MICHAEL S. GOLDSTEIN, ESQ, LCSW is an attorney,Licensed clinlical social worker, Joy’s husband and a co-founder of FFTA, who has concentrated his practice for the past 30 years in adoption. Michael continues to run a law firm concentrating in all aspects of adoption and although a co-founder of FFTA he is not employed by FFTA.
Los Angeles, CA
HFS strongly embraces the values of diversity & inclusion as we strive to provide caring, non-judgmental support for birth parents considering adoption, to unite children and infants in need of a home with hopeful adoptive parents, and to create strong, loving families of all shapes and sizes.
From counseling and support services as you consider adoption to helping you select adoptive parents, we’re here for you.
Whether you’re hoping to adopt an infant or give an older child a loving home, HFS will work to help fulfill your dream of becoming a parent.
Make a difference in the life of a child by becoming an interim foster parent for a child awaiting adoption.