Volunteers make it happen!

Thank you to those who helped make the Circle of Hope event possible through their generous help and support:  Marianne Wright, Mary Hatton, Lydia Johnston (pictured with evening volunteers Viki and daughter Phyllis Battaglia), Mary B. Bruno, Joseph Zanetta, Elaine Tumonis, and David Mascarina.  Volunteering for the evening were Viki Battaglia, Phyllis Battaglia, Emily Wright…

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HFS Board Members in Full Strength at the Circle of Hope!

Thank you to the current Board of Directors for their support and hard work on behalf of HFS:  President, Marianne Wright (pictured with fellow board member Mary Hatton); Vice President, Elaine Tumonis (pictured with her husband Ed); Board Secretary, The Rev. Nathan Bjornstad (speaker during the program); and our treasurer Joseph Zanetta (pictured with his…

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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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Happy Fall

Greetings from the staff and Board of Directors at HFS Adoption & Foster Care, and Happy Fall!

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The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Its Vital Role in Adoption

At HFS, we understand the immense joy and responsibility that comes with adoption. Every child deserves a loving, stable, and nurturing home. When it comes to adopting Native American children, the legal landscape is governed by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). In this article, we’ll discuss why ICWA is crucial in ensuring that the best interests of these children are upheld and how it shapes the adoption process.

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