How HFS goes above and beyond for our clients

Lisa Espericueta,  Leticia Lopez and Julie Brown There are several ways to adopt in California and adoption agencies play a pivotal role in this process no matter whether you adopt a relinquished infant or a child in foster care.  HFS, just like all adoption agencies, must follow rules and regulations set by California and the…

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Board President’s Message

Our 2022 Gratitude Report reflects our Fiscal Year July 2021 – June 2022.  Let me take this opportunity to thank our Board of Directors for their support and hard work on behalf of HFS:  Vice President Joseph Zanetta, Board Secretary The Rev. Nathan Biornstad, and members of the board in no particular order: The Rev. Guy Leemhuis, Paula Kendrick, Sithy Farook, and Elaine Tumonis.  The Rev. Thomas Quijada-Discavage and Maura Lemon filled out their terms on the board, and we reluctantly bid them farewell as of June 30, 2022.  

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Message from the Board President

Circle of Hope 2022 On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of HFS Adoption and Foster Care, thank you to all our supporters who participated in our “Circle of Hope Love Grows Here” online auction and in-person celebration on May 19th at the University Club in Pasadena. We are thrilled that you joined us to…

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A Message from the Board President: Fall 2021

Marianne Wright with her mother Nancy Kearney Our 2021 Gratitude Report reflects on the Fiscal Year July 2020 – June 2021, and so I share this column with outgoing HFS Board President Susan Chakmakian, who was not only president of the board during the past fiscal year, but also ran a business, was raising a…

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Remembering The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno

I have had the wonderful opportunity to know Bishop Bruno for over 20 years, but it was not until I started working for HFS 9 years ago that I had the privilege to truly get to know him better. Holy Family Services, Adoption and Foster Care would not be in existence today without the amazing…

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