Hands of Hope - Adoption & Orphan Care Ministry

Mission

Our mission is to uniquely and deeply love orphans at home and around the world. We educate on God's heart for orphans and vulnerable children, motivate individuals to get involved, and support those who do.

Values
  • Deep - We place a high value on going deep to change the trajectory of a child's life.
  • Unique - 100% of funds donated to projects or child sponsorships go to help the children.

Areas of Focus
  • Adoption Support - Get children into loving families. We believe the best place for any child is in a family.
  • Empower Orphan Care - Equip partner children's homes so children can heal and thrive. We believe that, though not every child is adoptable, all can be cared for.
  • Impact Foster Care - Heal relationships so children have stability and hope. We believe God has called the faith community to impact vulnerable children locally alongside foster parents and Department of Child Services.

Did you know...
  • Orphans and widows are mentioned more than 60 times in the Bible.
  • The number of orphans has grown exponentially over the last 17 years from 15 million in 1990 to 143 million in 2007.
  • 80% of new orphans can be directly attributed to the spread of AIDS.
  • 90% of orphaned children are not adoptable, but 100% are "careable."
History

Hands of Hope Adoption and Orphan Care Ministry was founded in 2007 by Mary Coombs and Suzy Roth based on their personal experiences visiting orphanages and adopting children. In 2010 it became a 501c3 non-profit corporation.

Staff
  • Suzy Roth, Executive Director
  • Megan Cutshaw, Program Director
  • Laura Mobley, Foster Care Director
  • Elizabeth Howard, Financial Manager
  • Krista Dunbar, Communications Director
Board of Directors
  • Gerald Stanley, Chairman
  • Steve Jansen, Vice-Chair
  • Cindy Schwefel, Treasurer
  • Kim Jansen, Secretary
  • Suzy Roth, Executive Director
  • Michelle Foster
  • Elizabeth Howard
  • Mark Neal
  • Adam Snively
  • Joel Wenger