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How One Family Opened Their Hearts and Their Home to Four Siblings in Foster Care

  The Alvarados’ home is filled with the voices of happy children calling “mom” and “pa.” These words may not seem special to the average family, but to Rosalinda and Carlos Alvarado, they mean everything. Four of their seven children…

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It’s Official! Hillsides and Bienvenidos Announce Our Affiliation

  In the last two and a half months, I have used this blog to update you on the exciting news of Hillsides intent to merge with another well-respected child welfare agency, Bienvenidos. In today’s blog, I am very happy…

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What AB403 Needs to be Successful

A recent article appearing in Youth Today addressed the new legislation that is taking effect and intended to reform the foster care system in California, AB403. The writers stress that the aim of the law is to preserve families at…

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Why these reforms may prevent abuse

On a regular basis we are all overwhelmed by horrific stories of abuse and neglect of children. It seems incomprehensible that such atrocities can happen in our community. The sad reality is that no matter what is being done to…

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