Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Good News for the Holidays!

We have more happy news to report--Scotty and Quinn have families pursuing them!!!! We are thrilled to report that we have found families for 80% of the Hope Journey children so far. That only leaves a few more left to work our little hearts out in order to find their families. We don't want to leave Jillian, George, Gregory, Nate, Lin and John without families of their own. Let's spread the word and make their dreams come true as well.
Happy Holidays to all!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A special holiday video

We have a special holiday video of the children at Guangzhou Social Welfare institute that has apparently been made public on other sites, so I thought I would share it here in the hopes that it will inspire others to purse a child: http://innews.dayoo.com/node_32742/2007-12/04/content_3167680.htm

Enjoy! Please feel free to contact me if you would like to consider any of the children in the video who are in our Hope Journey Program.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Our time is running out to try to place these special children. Many of you may have noticed that we received a new list of 10 additional waiting children that are designated for ASIA. This list includes 12 year old twin boys that I just have to mention here. Boys are always harder to place, but twin boys that are close to aging out will be even more difficult. They sound so sweet--one wants to be a police officer and one a doctor because of the positive expeirences they have had with those helping professionals. New lists always bring new attention, and I hope this one will continue to bring attention to those waiting children whom we have not found families for yet.

Children still waiting in the HOpe Journey Program include Jillian, George, Gregory, Scotty, Quinn, Penelope, John, Lin and Nate. It's a possibility that Sherry may have found a home with another agency:-) Meanwhile these little faces continue to stare back at me from the screen.....if their families are out there, please come forward soon!



Tuesday, December 1, 2009


The holidays bring to many a feeling of gratitude. I certainly felt that as I sat at the Thanksgiving table this holiday. It's hard not to want to take all of these waiting children home, yet I know that would not be best for them. What I did feel thankful for is all of the incredible families we have found so far who truly do want to bring these children into their homes and families. These families are willing to work their tails off to to bring these children home as quickly as possible. They are engaged in the education process, as they know having that knowledge will make the difference for their family and their new child when he or she comes home. I am so impressed with each interaction I have with these families. They come from far and wide and yet each have a true heart for these children. We have found families like this for 20 of the children and I have sent out the files of at least 5 other children. I can't help but keep my fingers crossed that these are matches meant to be....if there are more families out there hesitating to take this step, please feel free to contact me about your hesitation. Adoption is an incredible leap of faith and I'm always truly amazed and inspired by all of those I meet on this journey.