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Monthly In­for­ma­tional Meet­ing on Fos­ter­ing/ Adopt­ing a child

What: Adop­tion is a mean­ing­ful way for in­di­vid­u­als and cou­ples to ful­fill their dream of par­ent­ing. There are ap­prox­i­mately 64,000 chil­dren in foster care in Cal­i­for­nia. Los Angeles County’s foster care pop­u­la­tion ex­ceeds 21,000 chil­dren with 200 foster chil­dren wait­ing to be con­nected to a fam­ily who will adopt. Chil­dren’s Bureau of­fers a com­pre­hen­sive foster care and adop­tion program that brings fam­i­lies to­gether for a life­time. Dis­cover if you have the will­ing­ness, abil­ity and re­sources to take on the chal­lenge. When: 10-noon

Where: Chil­dren’s Bureau, 27200 Tour­ney Road, Suite 175, Valencia, CA 91355

More info: 661-208-4212 or email RFre­cruit­[email protected] al­


Alzheimer’s Sup­port Group

What: Build a sup­port sys­tem with peo­ple who un­der­stand. Con­nect with oth­ers. Ex­change prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion on care­giv­ing chal­lenges and pos­si­ble solutions. Talk through is­sues and ways of cop­ing. Share feel­ings, needs and con­cerns.

When: Second Mon­day of the Month, 6-7:30 p.m. Where: Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 24525 Town Cen­ter Drive, Valencia

Cost: Free

More info: Be­fore at­tend­ing this meet­ing: Please call Michelle Quiroga-Diaz at 310-498-8650 to con­firm meet­ing date and time.

Satur­day, Jan. 19

Brit­tany Foun­da­tion Dog Adop­tion Events, Satur­day & Sun­day

What: The Brit­tany Foun­da­tion Sanc­tu­ary & Dog Res­cue shows our adopt­able dogs at the PetS­mart National Adop­tion Week­end events held four times a year in Steven­son Ranch. Ad­di­tional dogs from our Sanc­tu­ary can be viewed on our web­site. The Brit­tany Foun­da­tion is cur­rently sched­uled to be at PetS­mart ev­ery third Satur­day of the month with more dogs that need for­ever homes. Please “Adopt, Don’t Shop!” Check our web­site for fu­ture up­dates.

When: 12-3 p.m. Ev­ery third Satur­day of the month Where: PetS­mart, 24965 Pico Canyon Road, Steven­son Ranch

More info: Nancy An­der­son, 661-713-5240, Gwen Ro­mani, 661-257-9355; www.brit­tany­foun­da­tionon­

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