Finalizing Adoption

Have you ever wondered what happens during the Adoption finalization process? For those of us that aren’t familiar, the finalization of a child’s adoption marks the finish line of the adoptive parent and child’s journey. When a court issues a decree of adoption, your relationship as parent and child are permanently and legally bound. Finalization…

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A Relinquishment Story

Hello, my name is Jay, and I have had the privilege of working for HFS for the last 7 months in my time with Holy Family Services as their Social Media Manager, I have learned an overwhelming amount of information regarding Foster Care and Adoption. So you can only imagine how moving it was when…

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Creating Forever Families Across Southern California

Just like with restaurants, HFS finds that there are times when we are quiet and then there are times when a lot happens all at once.  April, May and June were definitely on that busy side!  Here are some highlights: I worked with a birth mother in Riverside from April to June.  She already had…

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Blessed & Grateful

Pictured at the 2019 Circle of Hope Gala with Eric and his parents are his grandparents Dwayne and Lilia Fischer and German & Fran Von Thal. Beginning the adoption process, we were hopeful, but also careful to choose the right agency to guide us. Throughout interviewing, we realized that there were big differences in the…

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“I just wanted to be a Mom.”

Personal testimony from HFS’ Board President Like many couples trying to conceive, it was not as easy as it would seem. I felt I had to try all my options and it was exhausting. When it seems all the doors were closed, I realized it was so simple: I just wanted to be a Mom.…

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Mary’s Forever Family

Jeff and Greg wanted to complete their family by deciding to go through the adoption process. Even though they had many choices, they decided that the road to fulfilling their dream of becoming parents through Holy Family Services five years ago was the best choice. Fast-forward five years later, they remember the feelings as new…

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