Richard Villasana

Richard Villasana, a proud Navy veteran, is a leading international authority on reuniting children in U.S. foster care with their relatives. Villasana is an author and international speaker who has been featured by the San Diego Business Journal, the Union-Tribune Radio Network show, San Diego Finest Business Radio, and EFE, the world’s largest Spanish language media company. He is the founder of Forever Homes for Foster Kids. For more than 20 years, the organization has been building stronger families and communities by locating relatives of foster children so they can move out of foster care into forever homes.

Forever Homes for Foster Kids has handled foster care cases for several agencies and nonprofits including Casey Family Programs, Seneca Center and CASA of Travis County in Texas.

Villasana’s insights on locating families have been taught to social workers around the country. He specializes in cross-cultural and “family finding” training for universities, social service agencies and nonprofits. To have Villasana speak to your company, school or association, email him at

Visit to become part of the growing number of supporters of foster children because every child deserves a forever home and a happier, healthier life. Villasana can be found on Facebook and Twitter at @FamilyFindingMX.

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