Holy Family Services Adoption and Foster Care Presents the 2019 Circle of Hope

Celebrating 70 Years of Creating Forever Families

Published: Monday, May 13, 2019 | 4:31 PM

Left to Right: Julie Brown, HFS Executive Director and Marianne Wright, Circle of Hope Chair.



HFS, Adoption & Foster Care presents a gala fundraising event the “2019 Circle of Hope, Celebrating 70 Years of Creating Forever Families” on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Pasadena University Club, 175 N. Oakland Ave, Pasadena.


The event will feature a silent and live auction, with cocktails and dinner included in the ticket. Live music by the Zach Neufeld Trio and a unique Opportunity Drawing for both an iPad and $1,000 worth of dining adventures will be featured at the event. Invitations are “in the mail” to the HFS Mailing list.


This year’s Circle of Hope honorees are Jane McCracken, retiring HFS staff member who worked 15 years with the HFS post adoption program; Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Altadena; and The Lee Graff Foundation.


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Auction proceeds benefit HFS’s wrap around care, including free, unlimited birth parent counseling; adoptive family training and services; temporary short-term and long-term foster care; search and reunion services; free nursing support for birth mothers and new adoptive parents; education outreach programs; and a “Foster-Adoption” program which helps to place older children from county foster care agencies into permanent adoptive homes.


HFS Adoption & Foster Care strongly embraces the values of diversity and inclusion as we strive to provide caring, non-judgmental support for birth parents considering adoption, to unite children and infants in need of a home with hopeful adoptive parents, and to create strong, loving families of all shapes and sizes.