About Us

The Adoption Guild is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization comprised of approximately 50 members based in Orange County. For over 50 years, the Guild has raised funds to financially support Holy Family Services, a foster and adoption agency in Southern California, which provides critical resources and counseling for children, birth parents and adoptive families within the community.


With the hope of giving every child an opportunity to have a loving family, each year in the spring,  the Guild hosts three fundraising events: the Annual Patroness Tea, Annual Kick-Off Party, and the Annual Roy Emerson Adoption Guild Tennis Tournament. All proceeds from all events directly benefit Holy Family Services.

Since 1961, Adoption Guild has generated over $4.3 million in funding, which has contributed to more than 6,000 adoptions within the Southern California area.

Founded by Dolores (Mrs. Bob) Hope and George Piness in 1949, Holy Family Services is an accredited, nonprofit, nondenominational organization created to provide an environment in which pregnant teens, women and families facing crisis pregnancies can safely explore all options.

The Adoption Guild is very fortunate to have the support of Roy Emerson, one of the most prolific players in tennis history, holding 28 Grand Slam titles, 12 singles titles, and 16 doubles titles. Emerson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1982. He remains the only male player to win singles and doubles titles in all four Grand Slam titles.

Roy and his wife Joy currently reside in Newport Beach and Gstaad Switzerland.

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