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?

Click here
to learn more.


National Adoption Scholarship

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

On May 6, Children's Action Network will present the 3rd annual Wine Women Shoes event. Get ready for an evening of fabulous shopping, incredible wine tasting and delicious bites!

Click here to view the invitation.

Click here to buy tickets.

Children's Action Network Presents
Heart Gallery Los Angeles

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national adoption day

Nickelodeon Star Rachel Crow is our
2014 National Adoption Day Spokesperson

Rachel Crow, the X Factor standout, Nickelodeon star and Columbia Records recording artist, will serve as spokesperson for National Adoption Day. Crow,15, was adopted from foster care as an infant. Her family later expanded to include her sister, Hannah, also adopted from foster care.  Rachel's love, optimism and achievements show children who are often facing their darkest days that hope is possible.

National Adoption Day will be celebrated across the nation on November 23, 2013.  In total, NAD has helped nearly 44,500 children move from foster care to a forever family. Find out about National Adoption Day events in your area here.

Your Foster Care Resource Center
Foster Care Facts
Foster Care Q and A
Debunking the Myths About Foster Care Adoption
Foster Care Adoption Facts and Figures

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


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

Click here to view more

The 15th Annual A Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion airs this December on CBS.

Meet extraordinary adoptive families and waiting children.  The special has helped thousands of children find families and is one of CAN’s signature programs to help raise awareness about youth in foster care waiting for adoptive families.