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Adoption finalization celebrates families, record number of siblings adopted

Amanda and Avi Bloom

Amanda and Avi Bloom

A record number of brothers and sisters were among nearly 100 children who celebrated their adoptions during the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services (CFS) Adoption Finalization event held Thursday at the Ontario Convention Center. The adoptions of the 22 sets of siblings marked the most sets of siblings adopted at the annual event.
This year’s theme “Viva Las Familias,” described what adoption is all about. Some of the families adopted between two and five children from the same family.
CFS Director Randall Schulz credits the many sibling adoptions to the department’s commitment to keep brothers and sisters together. CFS facilitates nearly 200 adoptions per year. This year, families came from throughout California and as far away as Oregon to finalize adoptions. All of the children at the event have been living with their caregivers, relatives or prospective adoptive parents for some time.
“We have many children, from toddlers to teenagers, in our care who aren’t able to safely return home,” said Randall L. Schulz, Director of CFS. “It’s very exciting know so many families in our community are willing to give their love to our kids by making them a part of their family through the life-long commitment of adoption.”
The families legally united in ceremonies performed by San Bernardino County judges:  the Honorable Christopher B. Marshall, Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, who spoke at the event; Honorable Cheryl C. Kersey; Judge of the Superior Court, Honorable Lily L. Sinfield, Judge of the Superior Court and the Honorable Lynn M. Poncin, Judge of the Superior Court.
In addition to making their child(ren) legally part of their family, families enjoyed lunch, children’s activities and photo opportunities.
The event also featured the CFS Heart Gallery in conjunction with Heart Gallery of America, Inc. The Heart Gallery features photos of children with special needs who are in need of committed families that can meet their special needs and provide the security of a loving family. (For more information, please contact the Heart Gallery at (909) 891-3300 or by email at: HeartGallerySanBernardinoCounty@hss.sbcounty.gov).
Children and Family Services provides family-centered programs and services designed to ensure safety, permanence, and well-being for San Bernardino County’s children, while strengthening and attempting to preserve the family unit. Children and Family Services helps prevent further harm to children from intentional physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, exploitation, or neglect by a person responsible for a child’s health or welfare.

For more information about adoption or foster care, contact San Bernardino County Children and Family Services at 1-800-722-4477 or (909) 891-3300 or access our website at http://hss.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/dcs

4 Responses to Adoption finalization celebrates families, record number of siblings adopted

  • THE CHILDREN A FAMILY SERVICES IS MAFIA WHERE THE CHIDREN ARE SELLING LIKE DOGS ,THEY ARE MONSTERS THEY DONT CARE THE PAIN THEY CAUSE A THOUSAND THE INNOCENTS FAMILIES ,THEY INVENTUNG ABUSES NEVER HAPPEN ,WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING IN ORDER TO FINISH THIS KIND THR LRGAL KIDDNAPING OUR CHIDREN ,PARENTS RIGHTS ARE BROKEN WITH THIS SYSTEM.ALL OF THEM HAVE TO BE IN JAIL

  • Cfs also fails to mention the abuse that children go through while it the custody of cfs and how they cover it all up and how they drug children as young as 2yrs old with physc meds for adults and coctail the meds they give foster children a mixter of physc meds and children r dieing because of it. Cfs also covers up abuse that foster parents do and they dont help anyone but them selves.

    SHAME ON EVERY ONE INVOLVED IN THE JUVENILE DEPENDENCY SYSTEM AND WHEN U GET TO BE JUDGED BY GOD I HOPE HE PUTS YOU THROUGH THE WORST AND MOST TERRIFING THING YOU WILL EVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH JUST LIKE WHAT U DO TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES U DESTROY!!!!!!!

  • There is one thing that cfs doesnt talk about. I dont see them speaking about all the wrong they do and how they lie and hurt children and their families who truely love and care for them and. how they kidnap children for money each child that cfs legally kidnaps and adopts out get any where from 2,000 to 4,000 dollars in federal money and we can thank bill clinton for this he started it.

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