A Word from Walden

The latest news, resources and stories about foster care, adoption and family preservation.

Sundt Foundation Awards Walden Family Services

The Sundt Foundation awarded nearly $125,000 in grants to 48 non-profit organizations this quarter. The money will be used primarily for programs that benefit disadvantaged children and adults in areas where Sundt has an office or an active construction project. Walden Family Services was among those organizations awarded funding by the Sundt Foundation. You can […]

Maryanne Carlin Nominated for Women Who Move the City Award

Xoçai Healthy Chocolate Diamond Executive and co-founder of Team XocietyTM, Maryanne Carlin has been nominated for the San Diego Magazine’s Women Who Move the City Awards. This award honors dynamic local women who work tirelessly to effect positive change and enhance the community. San Diego Magazine names the Woman of the Year and celebrates the […]

Walden Foster Parents Recognized for Service

On July 12, the Riverside office of Walden Family Services, a nonprofit foster care and adoption agency, celebrated the retirement of four foster families who combined had more than 40 years of providing foster care to children in Riverside County. Read the full article as it appeared in the Riverside Press Enterprise and view photos […]

Semper Fi: Lori and Steve Brown

Lori and Steve Brown share their experience of adoption through Walden Family Services and how they were able to welcome their daughter Destiny into their hearts and home. Semper Fi: Lori and Steve Brown

WFS Program Assists Transitional Foster Youth

Walden Family Services Program to Assist Foster Youth in Transition Originally posted by Kendall Lynes, The Daily Transcript Walden is proud to announce that we’re one of the first agencies in California to receive a THP+FC license. Transitional Housing Program + Foster Care means Walden is able to assist transitional foster youth, who have opted […]

Poway Resident Runs for Families and Walden Family Services

Poway Resident Runs for Families and Walden Family Services As published in the Poway Patch – special thank you to Craig Gainor whose history of supporting Walden (along with his wife Terri) extends well beyond running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon on Sunday, June 2nd. Craig was an additional (and much needed) inspiration to Team […]

Walden Volunteers Raise $3,850 at the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Walden Family Services Staff and Volunteers Raise $3,850 at the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon Originally posted by Manny Cruz, SD Metro Team Walden Running4Families is so appreciative of everyone who supported our runners in the days, weeks, and months leading up to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on June 2nd. We could […]

Former Walden Foster Youth Write & Publishes Book!

High School Through the Eyes of a Mormon Former Walden Foster Youth Corey Evan has written and published a book about navigating the trials and tribulations of high school! “High School Through the Eyes of a Mormon – The Freshman Year”is available on Amazonwww.amazon.com/High-School-through-eyes-Mormon/dp/1467037745or iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/high-school-through-eyes-mormon/id605685903?mt=11 Evan has also started a Facebook page for the […]

Hurdles LGBT Couples Face in Adopting Children

Hurdles LGBT Couples Face in Adopting Children Check out this outstanding article written by Padma Nagappan and featured in the The San Diego Daily Transcript. Filled with rich detail illustrating the obstacles faced by LGBT couples who desire to adopt children, Walden’s very own Hilary Vrem (Foundation Board Member, and attorney with Bolander Law Group) […]