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  • Too many Southern California kids exit foster care alone—without the support of a family or caring adults.

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  • Foster and adoptive families offer love and a stable foundation for kids’ learning and social-emotional well-being.

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  • Luis’ foster family provided stability when his older brother couldn’t care for him. Now he’s a straight “A” student with plans for college.

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    All children deserve a safe and caring home with a family that respects their needs, rights and identity.

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  • Where to Find Us

    Walden has 6 locations in Southern California

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You can help kids in foster care today!

Foster Care & Adoption

Parents serve as role models, coaches, and change agents in kids’ lives. Learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent to a child or youth in foster care.

Youth Services

Young people want to take control of their own destinies, but they often aren’t ready to succeed on their own as young adults. Discover how youth learn to become productive adult members of the community.

Ways to Give

Nearly 40,000 kids are in foster care in Southern California. Find out how you can transform a child’s life.