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Public Counsel Announces New Families Forever Project with $1 Million Grant

The new Families Forever Project will give long-term support to adoptive families and legal guardians

As former foster youth and their new adoptive families celebrate National Adoption Day on November 16, Public Counsel announces a first-of-its-kind project to help newly formed Los Angeles families stay together and thrive.

The new project is a partnership with the Alliance for Children’s Rights and will be funded by a grant from the Everychild Foundation, which every year gives $1 million to fund a project to transform the lives of children.

Together Public Counsel and the Alliance have finalized more than 18,000 free adoptions of children from the foster care system since 1997 -- an amazing record that keeps growing.

The Everychild Foundation Families Forever Project will ensure families adopting children from the foster care system or becoming legal guardians to children without parents have long-term free legal advocacy to access the mental health, educational, and developmental support children need.

"We believe that children who have been victims of neglect or abuse and the families who adopt them deserve the best," said Hernán Vera, President and CEO of Public Counsel. "By launching the Families Forever Project, we are joining with the court to say that our commitment to these kids and their families doesn’t end on adoption day, that’s when it really starts."

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