Adoption Story Update: Peter Dobbins

Peter Dobbins, featured in our 2021 Gratitude Report with his parents, is now a Junior at Pasadena High School.  Last fall, Peter participated in the school’s production of Dracula.

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There’s Something About Natasha

It doesn’t take long to fall in love. I remember meeting with our social worker in July of 2006 to sign final paperwork just before we would meet our daughter for the first time. William, my husband, asked about health concerns, and what our options were if there were anything inherited. We had been waiting years for this day and his question caught me off-guard. After further discussion and understanding this concern, we concluded the paperwork.

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Trepp Family Adoption Journey: 50 Plus Years and Going Strong

After military service in Germany (1960–1963), I traveled from New York City to California with a stop in Chicago to visit relatives. It was while in Chicago that I met Marilyn, and three years later, in 1966, we were married in California in a non-denominational church, although Marilyn was Catholic and came from a large…

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Celebrating 75 Years of Creating Forever Families

On May 23, 2024, HFS will celebrate seventy-five years of creating forever families. It’s an amazing accomplishment, and a testament to the agency’s resilience, that HFS has continuously provided high-quality adoption services to birth parents and adoptive parents for almost eight decades.  HFS’s origin story began when Dr. George Piness, then associated with St. Anne’s…

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