‘A Problem They Didn’t Create:’ HBO’s ‘Foster’ Documents Five Years in L.A.’s Child Welfare System
During the first moments of HBO’s new film “Foster,” the camera pans across an office of Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and lingers on a cluster of infant car seats.
HBO Acquires Rights to “Foster,” Documentary on Los Angeles Child Welfare System
HBO has acquired the rights to air a documentary that weaves together the stories of youth, families and workers in the child welfare system. “Foster,” created by filmmakers Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris, uses the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) as the frame to bring viewers into the day-to-day world of protecting children and helping families in crisis.