Nuestra Misión



FosterAll recluta a padres de crianza/adopción de comunidades de fe y proporciona el apoyo en el transcurso a estas familias valientes para que puedan proporcionar hogares seguros y llenos de amor a los miles de niños que han sido abusados y abandonados..

Nuestra Historia


FosterAll empezó una voz, una familia, una iglesia para ayudar a un niño. Desde el inicio este proceso se ha repetido más de 3600 veces y ha creado muchas familias..

FosterAll surgió en 1985 cuando la Dra. Mary Rotzien presto su servicios en el Centro Infantil Maclaren, un hogar grupal en el condado de Los Ángeles, el cual cerró sus puertas en ese tiempo. Impresionada por la cantidad de niños de crianza que en ese momento estaban sin hogar. Ella sintió que en las comunidades de fe podría encontrar familias que ofrecieran un hogar a todos esos niños desamparados. Y así, esta crisis podría ser evitada. Con el apoyo financiero y el impulso de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Westwood y su marido Brian F. Buchanan, la Dra. Rotzien creo FosterAll conocido anteriormente como Child S.H.A.R.E. .

La visión de la Dra. Rotzien continua en la actualidad. FosterAll, con más de 100 asociaciones de fe, se esfuerza el la busqueda de hogares llenos de amor y seguridad para estos niños..

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Un Vistazo a la Historia de Cuidado de Crianza



Darle un hogar o adoptar no es un concepto nuevo, en la antigüedad era común que un niño creciera con una perosna que no fuera sus padres biológicos. Sobre todo, en tiempos de guerra o plagas..

Durante la edad media (476 dC - 1500 dC) en Europa los padres elegían separarse de sus hijos con el objetivo de darles un mejor educación y mejor calidad de vida..

En Estados Unidos, el sistema de cuidado de crianza inicio a mediados del siglo XIX, como una manera de sacar a los niños de los orfanatos y de las calles de New York. Eran llevados a hogares del medio oeste donde podían tener una niñez más saludable. En esta época el ministro estadounidense Charles Loring, inicio la era del Tren de los huérfanos; miles de niños que viajaban en los trenes eran recogidos por familias de fe a lo largo del país. Sin un sistema de gobierno a cargo, solo había voluntarios para tener en cuenta quienes ayudaban a los niños. Loring es considerado el padre del movimiento de crianza/adopción en la actualidad.

En nuestra época el termino crianza/adopción es asociado con niños abandonados, abusados o descuidados por su familia biológica y se encuentran en un sistema gubernamental. A menudo se atribuye una connotación negativa al sistema y a estos niños quienes fueron retirados de su familia biológica por una causa ajena. .

FosterAll se esfuerza por encontrar familias de crianza con calidad humana porque estos niños merecen ser criados por padres amorosos y no por un sistema.

Board of Directors




Senior Leadership

Lou Moore

Executive Director


Prior to FosterAll, Lou Moore served as founding Executive Director of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. During her 14-year tenure, she led the effort to preserve and adapt the historic Beverly Hills Post Office into a state-of-the-art performing arts center. She oversaw a $70 million Capital Campaign, established operations and developed programming. Previously, Lou collaborated with Gilbert Cates and UCLA to create the Geffen Playhouse. As Managing Director, she managed over 30 theatre productions. She is a long-time member of FosterAll’s founding faith community partner, Westwood Presbyterian Church. Lou began her relationship with the L.A. County foster care system in 2000 when she and her husband became foster and adoptive parents.

Katherine Hernandez

Director of Foster Care Programs


Katherine Hernandez served as the National Coordinator for Winning Our World International (W.O.W.) for 20 years where she managed, planned, and executed large events in the inner city streets of America. To host events, Katherine partnered with faith-based communities, businesses, city and state governments, and community organizations. She also trained and mobilized over 50,000 volunteers and was the creator and director of W.O.W.’s 9-day Mission Weeks, in which she developed programs and workshops for 2,000 youth. Throughout her tenure at W.O.W., Katherine implemented programs for faith-based communities, enhanced donor relationships, and improved the overall structure, policies and procedures of the organization.

Bob Levy

Director of Family Recruitment


Bob Levy initially joined FosterAll as a foster parent. Years later, he joined the staff, and for the past eight years, Bob has proved to be the most successful foster family recruiter in FosterAll’s history. He has successfully engaged hundreds of families from a diverse landscape of faith-based communities to become foster parents. As a child, Bob found himself in the foster care system, where he moved to four different homes in two years. This experience, coupled with his role as a foster parent today gives FosterAll families an empathetic, informed perspective.

Nadia Polynice

Director of Family Support Services


Nadia Polynice is a Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 25 years of experience in the field of child welfare. In her work at foster family agencies, Nadia has provided counseling and support services to foster children, foster parents and biological parents, most recently for six years at Children’s Bureau. She has managed residential group homes for teenage foster youth at Rosemary’s Children Services and the Erickson Center. Nadia developed and administered an out-patient program for LGBTQ foster youth at Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS). As a therapist, she has provided individual and group therapy, created individual treatment plans and provided crisis intervention to both adults and youth.

Lydia Smith

Director of Operations


Lydia Smith has dedicated her career to working in the social service sector beginning as a school counselor and later meeting the needs of at-risk youth, providing case management and counseling to community based services to facilitate their academic success. To leverage and develop her organizational skills, Lydia then transitioned into operations management. For over five years, she served as Business Manager at OC Gateway to Housing managing the finance, human resources, facilities and information technology. As a teenager Lydia’s parents fostered children and found the experience to be very rewarding. For that reason, Lydia felt drawn to work at FosterAll and joined the team in 2008 as Director of Operations.