In a recent article published by The San Diego Union-Tribune (Evans, 2023) , the author highlights the struggles faced by cash-strapped foster family agencies in California. The article emphasizes that passion alone is not sufficient to support these agencies, and they desperately need increased funding and resources.
The Importance of Foster Family Agencies
Foster Family Agencies (FFAs) play a critical role in California's foster care system. They find supportive homes for foster children with complex needs, such as medical, mental, emotional, or educational challenges. These agencies are essential in the state's goal to place every foster child in a family home rather than group settings.