Foster Family Network – Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Providing Quality Foster Care Services in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

In 1986, ChildNet Youth and Family Services, Inc. opened their first foster care program in California – Foster Family Network (FFN), in order to address the foster care needs in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Since that time, the organization has expanded to include foster care services in the Inland Empire and Kern County.

Over a Thousand Children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties Need Foster/Resource Parents

According to the California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP), from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, 5,223 California children from the ages of less than one month to 20 years were entered into the foster care system. For safety reasons, these children were placed with relative caregivers, Foster Family Agencies (FFAs), group homes, temporarily shelters or with other people who were unrelated. (Ref:

Over that same one-year time period, 1,192 children were entered into the Los Angeles County foster care system and 177 children entered Orange County foster care (Ref: This is a trend that is expected to continue.

The State and County statistics were extracted from the CCWIP, which is a collaboration between the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The CCWIP was formed to provide policymakers, child welfare workers, researchers, and the public with information about California’s child welfare system.

FFN’s ongoing training and support of foster parents include:

1) ChildNet FFN’s pre-approval training and qualifications
2) Child and Infant First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training
3) Ongoing parenting instruction, in-home and at the FFN office
4) Courses related to child trauma, abuse, neglect, abandonment, development, behavior management, drug abuse, academic performance, and more
5) Counseling and consultation as requested
6) Home visits
7) Referrals to community resources
8) Coordination of medical, educational, and psychological services
9) Water safety certification training

Other ChildNet Foster Family Network Offices

You may also contact our other Foster Family Network offices:

Foster Family Network — Inland Empire
3877 12th Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Tel: (951) 247-6064
Fax: (951) 242-6201

Foster Family Network — Kern County
4101 Easton Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Tel: (661) 633-1700
Fax: (661) 633-1785

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