Friday, April 27, 2012

Brittany's Hope Foundation

As we are preparing to travel to bring Michael home, we are getting ready to send in funds for our matching grant from Brittany’s Hope. I just wanted to once again thank Brittany’s Hope for not only their $2,500 matching grant towards Michael’s adoption (, but also for the incredible work that they do advocating for orphans around the world. This foundation has been an absolute pleasure to work with and I am grateful for their dedication to these important little people and the families who are trying to bring them home.

The following story comes from the Brittany's Hope website and shares how and why the foundation was created.

Brittany's Hope Foundation was created in January 2000 for the purpose of advocating for orphaned special needs children who are longing for the love of a family. Our foundation was inspired by our first adopted child, Brittany who we adopted when she was 12 years old. While Brittany was home for Christmas break in January 1999, during her senior year in college, her life was tragically cut short as a result of a car accident.

She was pursuing a career in social work and hoped to help waiting children find loving families. As we reflected upon the person that Brittany was and the work that she planned to do, we remembered a conversation she shared shortly before her death. She stated she "dreamed of a world where all children know the peace and love only a family can provide."

Although Brittany was unable to pursue her dreams, we wanted to honor her life by beginning the work she intended. As a result, Brittany's Hope Foundation was born. We believe every child deserves to know the love and security only a family can provide; our foundation reflects this passion. Through our work, we advocate for children who would likely spend their lives in an orphanage as a result of a disability or simply because they are older than the more desirable infant. Sometimes our advocacy means the difference between whether or not the child even survives, such as our heart baby cases. Although we are a small organization, we provide hope and love to children from around the world by helping them find their forever families.”

Brittany’s Hope Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation. One hundred percent of all donations are used to provide adoption financial grants or fund humanitarian efforts that benefit the children who are left behind, arranging for surgeries, safe cribs, formula, and education and transitional housing for older orphans. To learn more, visit

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