We know firsthand how costly the adoption process is, and it pains us to think about families saying "no" to adoption for fear of the financial burden. We've partnered with Holt International (and hopefully more adoption agencies in the future) to offer "Say Yes" grants which offset that initial application fee, and help families leap forward in complete faith with their "yes" to adoption. Our initial goal is to raise a minimum of $3,000 for this initiative. We issued our first grant payment and blessed a family in January, issued two more grants in May and two in June!
We'll never know how our son Daniel's story may have changed had he received medical intervention as a young baby. The heart of our mission is meeting children's medical needs early on to give them the best chance at long life. You can read all of the beautiful details surrounding this upcoming event, and the young lady behind it, through the "Hearts of Hope" event tab at the top of the page. The mission of this charitable fundraiser is to place a pulse oximeter into 250 chinese orphanages. A pulse oximeter measures how much oxygen is in your blood. Low oxygen saturation (hypoxemia) in blood can impede body function, harm vital tissues, and can be life threatening. Since 2012, the use of pulse oximetry for screening of congenital heart defects has become routine, but for children in orphanages, this simple, life-saving device is not available to them.
Rather than "reinvent the wheel," we have chosen to partner with existing organizations that are doing really good work in the world.