Children’s Action Network (CAN) uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

CAN is currently dedicated to finding homes for the more than 107,000 children in the United States who are waiting for an adoptive
family and improving outcomes for the more
than 500,000 children in
foster care.

Hollywood turns out for
'Winter Wonderful'
children's benefit

Children's Action Network is proud to announce that Executive Director Jennifer Perry was presented with the Nancy Daly Advocacy Award at the Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth by the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) on Monday, January 28th in New York. Named for the acclaimed NCLC photographer who documented early-20th century exploitation of children, the Lewis Hine Awards honor those individuals who, as professionals or volunteers, give of themselves and go the extra mile for the well-being of young people. The Nancy Daly Advocacy Award memorializes the late Los Angeles activist and philanthropist Nancy Daly whose continuous efforts over many years provided support and opportunity for thousands of young people.


Adoption Tax Credit

Children's Action Network, Along With 30 National Organizations Thank President Obama for Extending the Adoption Tax Credit

Did you know that if you adopt a child from the foster care system you are eligible for a tax credit?

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to learn more.


Change A Child’s Life

Footsteps Through
Foster Care

A Home for the Holidays

National Adoption Day

Los Angeles Adoption Initiative

Luggage Drive

Heart Gallery Los Angeles



A new store designed for youth
aging out of foster care.

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SantaCAN is a unique gift drive for Los Angeles foster youth that helps to ensure that this is a wonderful time for these children by making sure they each receive their most wished for gift from a wish list they compiled.

SantaCAN began as a small annual holiday party for at-risk youth twelve years ago and has grown into an online event that last year granted holiday wishes for more than 1,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles County


FosterMore, of which Children's Action Network is a founding partner is a coalition of not for profit organizations and foundations working to raise awareness of the youth in America’s foster care system.

FosterMore shines a light on the amazing potential of kids and families in the foster care system, and empowers all foster kids to reach their dreams through education.  FosterMore encourages all of us to play a part in ensuring that foster youth receive the support, nurturing, and guidance they need to succeed in life.

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Children's Action Network presents
stories of foster children waiting for adoptive families.

These films, part of a series called "Change a Child's Life" feature Los Angeles area foster children telling their own stories in their own words.
There are more than 107,000 foster children in the United States who need a place to call home.  It is our hope that by raising awareness about the youth and sharing their hopes and dreams we can help them find permanent loving families.

Click here to watch more films of children
in foster care waiting for a loving family. 

   Click here for a list of Foster Family Agencies
in Los Angeles County

Special thanks to The Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation
for helping to make this project possible


Click here to contact Children's Action Network at
to find out more about a child featured in this film
and the foster care adoption process

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Heart Gallery Los Angeles

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This project was made possible thanks to the Foster Care Counts Grant.

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