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See how children’s lives are being changed – one child at a time – as you read our Stories of Hope.

Love is Worth the Wait

Love is Worth the Wait

When Kerry and Angela Brenneman became married, they knew that adoption had been a dream of Angela’s for a long time. As they prayerfully considered this decision, Hands of Hope was able to connect them to other families who had been through the adoption

Lemonade Out of Lemons

Lemonade Out of Lemons

Because of a simple idea, foster families across Central Indiana have one more reminder that they’re not alone. That’s the power of community.

A Care Community Story – One Small Step

A Care Community Story – One Small Step

At first, I thought I had to know everything and be everything to be involved with Hands of Hope. I was scared and worried that I would fail. That is the exact opposite.

Looking for the Helpers

Looking for the Helpers

Fred Rogers, who became famous for his television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, once said, “When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers.

Not Part of the Plan

Not Part of the Plan

Nate and Rachel Bristol have dreamed of growing their family through adoption since they were dating, complete with a step-by-step plan for how to make their dream come true.

CarePortal Experiences: Shining Jesus’ Light

CarePortal Experiences: Shining Jesus’ Light

Community and generosity are two words that come to mind when meeting a CarePortal request. Communication from DCS identifies the need and correspondence continues until items have been delivered. Reaching out to others for specific donations; we use creatively in...

Trusting a Generous God

Trusting a Generous God

There’s a famous Christian adage that says, “God doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called.” This is a firsthand experience felt by many of the foster and adoptive families we serve at Hands of Hope.

Ways to Help During COVID-19 Outbreak

Ways to Help During COVID-19 Outbreak

Our community is in the midst of an unprecedented time with the coronavirus outbreak and the effects it is having on our daily lives. It is a time to rally together more than ever to serve vulnerable children and those who work tirelessly to protect them.

Mother & Daughter Salon Night Highlight

Mother & Daughter Salon Night Highlight

As the owner of The Alternative Hair Studio in Fishers, Indiana, Amy partnered with Hands of Hope to provide a free salon event for foster and adoptive moms and their daughters.

10 Resources for 2020

10 Resources for 2020

Looking for resources to help walk with you through the complexities of foster care and adoption? Check out these 10 recommended resources.

I See Myself in Them

I See Myself in Them

709 days of learning to love. 709 days of finding hope in the hopeless. 709 days of seeing God work in strong and powerful ways. 709 days sweet little Brison and Harlem were in foster care.

Spreading love to Foster & Adoptive Parents this Christmas

Spreading love to Foster & Adoptive Parents this Christmas

By showing up for other people, we bring the healing love of God to broken homes and families every day. If you know someone who is a foster or adoptive parent, here are some gift ideas to make them feel seen and loved this Christmas…

Family is Forever

Family is Forever

I grew up listening to stories about my mom’s life in South Korea.

My mom lost her parents at a young age, and grew up on the heels of the Korean war. Through a number of circumstances, she lost contact with all of her family…

Here’s What ‘Yes’ Can Do

Here’s What ‘Yes’ Can Do

Jessica always wanted to be a mom, but after almost nine years and not a positive pregnancy test in sight, she and her husband Christopher sold their house and horses, and they moved closer to town…

Spreading Hope through CarePortal

Spreading Hope through CarePortal

Children are entering the foster care system in Indiana from cases of “poverty neglect” every day. When we refer to “poverty neglect”, we are talking about parents who are working tirelessly to provide for the needs of their child but still come up short.