Finalizing Adoption

Have you ever wondered what happens during the Adoption finalization process? For those of us who aren’t familiar, the finalization of a child’s adoption marks the finish line of the adoptive parent and child’s journey. When a court issues a decree of adoption, your relationship as parent and child is permanently and legally bound. Finalization…

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The Roy Emerson Adoption Guild Tennis Classic Benefits HFS Programs

The Adoption Guild of Southern California celebrated their 60th annual tournament at the Roy Emerson Adoption Guild Tennis Classic over the Memorial Day Weekend and raised over $30,000 for programs at HFS. This 5-day event was hosted by Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach, with play also held at the Newport Beach Tennis Club, Mesa…

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A Relinquishment Story

Hello, my name is Jay, and I have had the privilege of working for HFS for the last 7 months in my time with Holy Family Services as their Social Media Manager, I have learned an overwhelming amount of information regarding Foster Care and Adoption. So you can only imagine how moving it was when…

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Creating Forever Families Across Southern California

Just like with restaurants, HFS finds that there are times when we are quiet and then there are times when a lot happens all at once.  April, May and June were definitely on that busy side!  Here are some highlights: I worked with a birth mother in Riverside from April to June.  She already had…

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Sister Simone Campbell receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

HFS Celebrates Sister Simone Campbell, a member of the Sisters of Social Service and a former executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice organization. Sister Simone received the highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on July 7th, along with 16 other Americans. HFS, founded in July of 1949, was assumed under the…

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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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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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