No Talent Needed

No Talent Needed

One Sunday, Michelle White found herself sitting i​n church with her husband, Dave, learning about her church’s Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM), and how it was helping local families through something called CarePortal.  CarePortal, an online platform,...
Everything Changed at Exodo

Everything Changed at Exodo

Before she entered kindergarten, Isabela* found herself alone in El Salvador. After spending time in a government-run orphanage, she eventually became one of the first children to move into a new home in the city of Oloculita – Exodo Childrens’ Home. Once at Exodo,...
A Handwritten Note and a Pack of Gum

A Handwritten Note and a Pack of Gum

When Kriste Smith jumped into working with a child welfare agency in Chicago in the ‘90s, she did so because of her desire to serve others. Eventually, she joined the Department of Child Services (DCS), where she has worked for nearly 14 years.  “I just always...
Money Is No Match

Money Is No Match

Money should never stand between waiting kids and their forever family. But historically, cost often tops the list of concerns for those considering adoption. Home studies, court fees, legal representation, and agency costs can feel daunting and prohibitive, whether...
You’re Fostering Too

You’re Fostering Too

To Our People: You’re fostering too. I’ve watched you do it. When you brought dinner. When you delivered iced coffee. When you hugged me and told me you are proud of me. When you stopped by, unannounced, to bring diapers and wipes. Did you know I was standing in the...