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NACAC – Adoption and Foster Care Conference – July 18-20, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

Do you know people who have been touched by adoption and foster care?  Help parents and caregivers, child welfare professionals, prospective adopters, advocates, and adoptees, better support children by inviting them to NACAC’s 2019 adoption and foster care conference! Register for NACAC’s three days of expert presentations on adoption and foster-care related issues. Download the […]

It’s Tax Season: Los Angeles foster parents and relative caregivers can obtain their foster child’s social security number for tax purposes. Here’s how.

Read LA County DCFS Policy regarding social security numbers for caregivers by clicking on the headline and then following the links here. Or you may cut and paste the following link in a web browser http://dcfs.lacounty.gov/Policy/FYI/2018/004211_SSNtocaregivers.pdf. If you are caring for a Los Angeles County foster child and encounter difficulty obtaining the child’s social security number, […]

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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.