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Host or Mentor a Child

Kidsave gives older orphans and foster kids a unique involvement with “host” families through summer or weekend programs.

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Court Forms

Laws, regulations, and forms are constantly changing. Appellate courts announce new interpretations of laws . . .​

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Legal references, books, and magazine resources on foster care, adoption, court procedures, and more . . .

News and Updates

Resources for Families During the Pandemic

Resources for Families During the Pandemic In this challenging time of anxiety about COVID-19 and how it’s changing our lives, we wanted to share some resources for families. Below are some of the best we’ve seen, including some for specific

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About Deborah Dentler

Ms. Dentler holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, and a law degree from UCLA. She specializes in juvenile dependency cases in California’s appellate courts (where she typically represents biological parents and foster children).

An adoptive parent herself, she is often consulted by foster parents seeking information about court procedures. She has substantial experience in legislative drafting, legislative advocacy, organizational consulting and grant writing. She is a frequent presenter and guest lecturer on the subject of foster parent rights and juvenile court laws and procedures.

You can find out more about her here and here.