The Good Shepherd

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Taking On A Journey of Love

Discover The Good Shepherd Foster Family Agency’s mission to provide faith-driven, nurturing foster care guided by Christian principles. Become a foster parent and join our community committed to uplifting children’s lives with love, empathy, and social justice.

When you become a foster parent, you give a child and their family the stability and support they need as parents work toward reunification.

When a child is removed from their home, their world feels out of control. They need to know they’re safe during this vulnerable time. When you become a foster parent, you give a child a loving home and the stability they need until they can be reunified with their family. At The Good Shepherd, we believe foster care is fierce love — the type of selfless love that can empathize with a child’s hurt and boldly step up to be that child’s advocate. When you’re ready, The Good Shepherd can help you be the answer for a child in need. You provide a loving home, and we’ll provide the support you need.
Rita Pierson

Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.

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Our Metropolitan

His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, ordained in 1981, has been a steadfast leader in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii. Elevated to Metropolitan in 2016, his dedication to faith and community is evident in his roles on the National Council of Churches of Christ and other ecumenical organizations.

His commitment to social justice and unity is a cornerstone of his ministry, exemplified through his pivotal role in founding The Coptic Foundation of Social Justice and the Good Shepherd Foster Family Agency

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Our Bishop

His Grace Bishop Abraham, born in 1965, has served with unwavering devotion since his ordination in 2001. His journey from deacon to Auxiliary Bishop for Diakonia in the Diocese of Los Angeles is marked by a deep commitment to service. Consecrated by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II in 2016, he oversees Diakonia, reflecting his lifelong dedication to helping others.

His integral role in establishing The Coptic Foundation of Social Justice and the Good Shepherd Foster Family Agency underscores his commitment to social welfare and community support.


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The Good Shepherd Foster Family Agency is a non-profit entity part of the The Coptic Diocese of Los Angeles and the Diakonia Department of Services