Los Angeles Seeks Gay Parents
Los Angeles County has launched a publicity campaign seeking gay adoptive and foster parents for the over 30,000 children presently in their system. Via press release:
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is partnering with three non-profit organizations to recruit gay and lesbian families to foster and adopt children during November, National Adoption Month, in an effort entitled RaiseAChild.us.The coalition has placed large banners on light poles along major boulevards across L.A. featuring two gay families who have fostered and adopted children from the County. They have also placed PSAs on local radio stations and created RaiseAChild.us, a resource website. One of the families profiled in the campaign includes actor /comedian Alec Mapa, known for his work on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty television series. Alec and his husband fostered and adopted their six-year-old son in 2010.