Out of County CA
Out of County, CA: L.A. Kids Head East to Mrs. J’s House
Los Angeles County’s aim to place foster children in homes within their own communities is often thwarted by the stark reality that those communities lack sufficient foster beds. Economics make it so that many times the only suitable placement for an L.A. youth...
Despite Distance and Complications, a Family Takes in Kin
Mariana Rivera* had her hands full. Holding her newborn niece, she filled out the paperwork for the infant’s first medical appointment while her four other nieces and nephews, all under the age of 10, ran around the clinic’s waiting room.