In 2011, 30 YWAM families passed court and officially became forever families for 31 children from Ethiopia. Not all are home yet with their children so we continue to pray for their cases to clear the US Embassy process.

When our staff sees photos of these precious children surrounded by loving parents and siblings, a deep feeling of gratitude and praise rises in us. We’ve known their stories – of abandonment and rescue, of loving but desperate birthparents who have sacrificed to make a plan for their child’s future – and we’ve seen little faces and bodies change from hungry and weak to healthy and strong. It is miraculous how God’s plan for them has come about right before our eyes!

Here are just a few of the children God placed in families in 2011…

(To our YWAM families: If your photo isn’t here, I’d love to add it! Please send me an email with a jpg attachment!)



Pelland fam


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Lori and Feyisa


Porter fam




Lord, You have faithfully watched over and directed the adoption plan and timeline for each of these, Your children.  Your plans are good.  Your ways are right.  We commit to continue the battle for these precious ones.  And we give You much praise!!

I know the One in whom I trust and I am sure that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him.     2 Tim 1:12