Who we are

HFS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is Southern California’s most experienced adoption resource, finalizing the most number of infant and child adoptions of any private adoption agency in California. State licensed, nationally accredited and recognized, HFS exclusively focuses on adoption and foster care services.serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. We are located in 840 Echo Park Ave. Los Angeles CA 90026 and our website address is hfs.org.

What personal data we collect

We collect information from you when you sign up for our mailing list on our site or fill out any of our forms, including our donation form. When appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, address, phone number, and/or email address. Unless you send us your information through a contact form, your visit to our site remains anonymous.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Why we collect personal data

  • To personalize your experience and help us better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our web site and services based on your feedback.
  • To improve our customer service.
  • To process transactions. Your information will never be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the purpose of delivering the product or service requested.
  • To send periodic emails, updates, news, and other related communications.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature.

How do we protect your information?

We have a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information, including an SSL certificate and software that protects us and our visitors from spam, viruses, or malware. Our donation form is powered by a secure payment processor called Paypal. Our mailing list is powered by a secure communications platform called MailChimp. Contact form submissions are kept for a certain period for program, services and media inquiry purposes, but the information submitted are not used for marketing purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Changes in Privacy Policy

If we change any aspect of our privacy policy, we will post an update on this page.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact HFS Adoption and Foster Care by visiting our Contact page.

last updated: May 24, 2018