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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Invocation from The Rt. Rev. John H. Taylor, Bishop at Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, at Sunday night’s Circle of Hope Gala, Celebrating 75 Years of Creating Families

Honored at the event were Bishop Bruno, who gave Holy Family a new home so that it could work with adoptive parents without regard to their sexual orientation; and longtime supporters The California Endowment and Dr. Robert Ross of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church – Altadena CA, who told a moving story about his adoptive daughter, Savannah; and the Mozilo Family Foundation.

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Ways to Give to HFS

Thank you to The Rev. Rachael Nyback and her now husband Chad Druten (pictured with family and friends,) whose wedding took place on October 28 of this year.  Rachel and Chad designated HFS as one of their wedding gift beneficiaries.

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Episcopal Parishes asked to support HFS during Advent 2023

Thank you to Executive Director Julie Brown and her husband Peter, who tabled for HFS at the Episcopal Convention this year at the Riverside Convention Center on November 10th and 11th.  Thank, too, to board members John Thies, Marianne Wright and Joseph Zanetta, who also attended.

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HFS and Closet Factory Unite to Support Kids in Foster Care

In a heartwarming partnership that embodies the spirit of National Adoption Month, Closet Factory, a renowned provider of custom-designed organizational solutions, joined hands with HFS Adoption & Foster Care, Southern California’s oldest adoption agency, to help transform the lives of foster youth in Los Angeles.

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HFS Making Miracles Happen

In 1949, something magical took place in downtown Los Angeles.  A newborn baby was handed to a couple in a car – an “adoption” in the streets if you can imagine. The miracle was that Dr. George Piness of St. Anne’s Maternity Hospital, and Dolores Hope (yes, Bob’s wife) witnessed it, and felt there had to be a better way to facilitate an adoption. Together, they created the agency now known as HFS Adoption & Foster Care.

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