The 2019 Roy Emerson Classic

The Adoption Guild of Southern California has been supporting HFS Adoption & Foster Care for over 58 years through hosting fundraising events to benefit HFS Adoption and Foster Care. We are so proud to have such a wonderful, long-time supporter of our work. This year, their annual Roy Emerson Tennis Classic was held over Memorial…

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2019 Circle of Hope

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019 · 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.  THE PASADENA UNIVERSITY CLUB 175 N. OAKLAND AVE, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA,  91101 Honoring: Jane McCracken, Retiring HFS Staff Member Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Altadena The Lee Graff Foundation   Join us for festive music, libations, silent and live auctions, opportunity drawing, and complimentary valet parking.  …

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Adoption Guild’s Patroness Event

The Patroness Event is a tradition of the Adoption Guild of Southern California. For over 50 years, this luncheon has provided an opportunity for the Guild to share its passion with the community for the work of Holy Family Services Adoption & Foster Care Agency. We provide resources, counseling, and compassionate service to children, birth…

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Adoption Story from HFS Board Secretary, Marianne Wright

Then and now: the Kearney family from when the siblings were all first brought together to now. At HFS, we are so lucky that our own board members have their own experiences with adoption and foster care. Our very own HFS Board of Directors Secretary, Marianne Wright, was adopted in 1960 by Nancy and Jim…

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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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Message from the Board President, Susan Chakmakian

The year 2018 may be winding down, but at Holy Family Services (HFS), we are off and running with new and exciting changes. Welcome to the new HFS! I’m honored and excited to be able to serve as the new President of the HFS Board of Directors. My experience with HFS has been as both…

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Navigating Fost-Adoption

Hoping to build upon the wonderful family experience they already had, Alene and Melissa Campbell–Langdell began their journey of planning to adopt. Early on in the process, infant adoption seemed the perfect option for them; but as they continued their research, they learned that over 62,000 children are currently waiting in the foster care system…

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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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