Fighting for the right of every child in California foster care to safety, security, and a permanent home.

There are more than 45,000 children in foster care in California.
One third of these children are under 5 years old.

More than half are in care for 2+ years and many experience
compounding trauma and multiple placements.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Advokids releases one of a kind investigative report revealing the alarming failures of attorneys appointed to represent children and youth in CA foster care.

Advokids provides the only free telephone hotline offering legal information to anyone concerned about a child in foster care in California.


Call Us:  877.ADV4KID (877.238.4543)

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm

or Email Us at:  [email protected]

(please leave your phone number if emailing)


Attorney Consultation Line: 415.924.0587



The Advokids Approach


A Child Facing a Traumatic Event


Legal Assistance & Support

Court house

Transparency, Accountability, & Reform

For children in foster care, Advokids' work results in:

Decreased separation and loss in family and caregiver relationships.

Fewer placement disruptions.

Increased visitation with caring relatives.

Improved permanency outcomes including reunifications and adoptions.

Less trauma and stress while in foster care.

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Children's Stories



Read Ariana's story

African American mother and her daugher.


Read Emma's story

Hispanic child smiling in the park


Read Christian's story 

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5643 Paradise Drive, Suite 12B
Corte Madera, CA 94925

11833 Mississippi Ave., 1st floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025