Support HFS at the 2022 Roy Emerson Adoption Guild Tennis Classic

Announcing the Roy Emerson Adoption Guild Tennis Classic, Memorial Day Weekend, May 26th to 30th, 2022, hosted by the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach, an USTA-Sanctioned Event.  Celebrating its 60th tournament, the Adoption Guild donates 100% of its net profits to HFS’s programs.  

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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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Another Piece of the Puzzle: A Post-Adoption Story

Left to right: HFS Adoptee Chuck with all four of his half siblings Cassandra, Marina (mom), Jessica, Sarah and Kevin. HFS is responsible by law to physically keep adoption files in paper for 99 years. Since the agency has been around since 1949, that means it “still has” every adoption file that has come through…

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Opening Your Heart and Home to a Child in Need

There are approximately 60,000 children in California who are in foster care. Los Angeles County has the majority at 33,000, but Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside are also seeing increases in their numbers now that children are back at school and interacting with mandated reporters on a day-to-day basis. Riverside County has seen their foster…

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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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Fost Adopt Story: The Godfrey Family

About our Fost-Adopt Program Our Fost-Adopt program was created to bridge the gap between a child’s initial need for temporary care and the long-term need for a permanent home. HFS works with public social services to assist in these placements.  In California, foster parents are now called Resource Parents.  Even if you are only interested…

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Infant Adoption Story: The Naples Family

About our Infant Adoption Program The adoption process begins with two-hour orientation that walks participants through the adoption process. Holy Family Services provides monthly orientations to prospective adoptive parents seeking information about the infant adoption and fost-adopt programs. We equip prospective parents with a step-by-step overview of the legal, financial and emotional process of becoming…

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Message from the Board President: Fall 2020

Hello HFS supporters and families! It’s not a stretch to say that 2020 has been an incredible year; incredibly difficult but incredibly fruitful as well. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of…

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