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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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

HFS is responsible by law to physically keep adoption files on paper for 99 years. Since the agency has been around since 1949, that means it “still has” every adoption file that has come through its doors! Files are stored at a special storage facility that facilitates file transfers by request. These files include hospital…

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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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