Brittany's Hope supported our family with a Seedling Grant for our newly adopted sons from Colombia. Their organization is making an enormous difference not only in the lives of adoptive families and special-needs adoptees, but in the lives of children around the world. We have been so impressed with their programs and will continue to support them now that our children are home.
What an amazing group! We recently adopted our 22 month old girl from China and received a Seedling Gift Grant to help us with our adoption expenses. They set up a smooth system so we could have our friends and families donate to our matching grant. We are so grateful for their assistance and support.
Thank you to the BHF Team and to all their generous Donors!
So thankful for an organization willing to help families adopt children! Our son has albinism, and we could not have completed the process without organizations such as Brittany's Hope. I love how organized their website is as well. It was so easy to complete pre- and post-adoption requirements. We also sent them updates via our blog as we first met our son and brought him home, and they always took the time to reply! So personable! Love this organization!
We are very thankful for Brittany's Hope Foundation! We received a matching grant which helped us bring our son home from China. We really appreciated the transparency of the organization. The information package we received in the mail and the on-line information was very helpful. It was wonderful to have assistance throughout the process. Our contact was friendly, caring and prompt. We support the mission of Brittany's Hope and are so glad to be a part of their family now!!
We have adopted two precious girls with special needs from China and received matching grants for both girls. They are a wonderful and caring organization. We so appreciate everything they did to help bring our daughters home!!!
We adopted the first time in 2008. During our adoption trip, we saw the little boy in person that we'd seen in pictures. We started praying for him to find a family - little did we know that this little boy was to become our son. We began the process of adopting in in November of 2012. Since our son is from the same orphanage as our daughter, we decided to have our daughter travel with us. What an amazing experience for her and us.
Our family consists of 2 biological sons (15 and 12) and our 2 adopted children (both 8). We rely on Christ and know that he will answer prayers. We prayed that he would help us fund this adoption and He did. We were elated to learn that we would receive this grant. It was definitely an answer to prayer.
Thank you so much for choosing our family to be part of the Brittany's Hope Foundation family. We were overjoyed and humbled to receive this. It truly meant everything to us and helped us finance the adoption trip. Just look at the smile on our son's face and know he is so worth it! Thank you for being a part of our family and allowing us to be part of yours.
May God continue to Bless your foundation. God Bless, The Long's
Brittany's Hope Foundation has been the most caring, thorough, and sincere non-profit we have had the blessing of working with during our time adopting. We have been through three adoptions in the past 4 years, and by far, the easiest to work with has been Brittany's Hope. Their structure is simple, requirements are clearly spelled out, their interface is modern and neat, and most important of all, we felt that Brittany's Hope actually knew what we were going through, and empathized with us both during the adoption process, as well as afterward. They were very thoughtful in their approach to getting us information, and keeping in touch with us as we worked through the paperwork, with gentle reminders when something was left undone, and upon completion of our latest adoption, they were very understanding and non-intrusive in the post-adoption requirements completion. Thank you, Brittany'sHope for the fantastic blessing that you are!
Our family received an adoption grant from Brittany's Hope in the form of a matching grant. We adopted a 3 year old special needs boy from Eastern Europe in Jan 2014. Brittany's Hope is a wonderful program. Thank you Brittany's Hope for your matching grant.
We are so thankful to Brittany's Hope! We recently returned home with our 3 year old daughter from China and our trip would not have been possible with out our grant from Brittany's Hope. It was so easy to do! They were great to work with! Thank you thank you thank you!
Brittany’s Hope Foundation will forever be important to our family. The last month before we traveled to China to adopt our daughter, we still needed to raise funds to cover our in-country expenses and travel expenses. Brittany’s Hope issued us a generous grant that made it possible for us to travel to China to adopt our daughter without the worry of incurring a substantial debt. This is the only grant we received that provided a detailed packet of information to guide grant recipients through each step of the grant process. The instructions were well organized and easy to follow. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone seeking a matching grant to adopt a child with special health care needs.
Without the Seedling Grant our families calling to adopt would not have been able to become a reality. God is so good!! Thank you so much for your commitment to partner with families to help provide an orphan with a forever family. We are so thankful for your efforts. Miles, who is 3 1/2 from Bulgaria now knows the love of a family, the bond of a brother and a place to call his very own. Miles was meant for us and we were made just for him! Thank you so much for making us a family of four! God Bless!!
We recently returned home with our 2 year old son from Ethiopia who was diagnosed with "special needs". Our nearest children's hospital is 2 hours away. The expenses from doctor visits and travel can quickly add up, especially and the heels of recent adoption expenses. The grant from Brittany's Hope Foundation was so essential in helping to meet our needs those first weeks home. With the added expenses that a "special needs" adoption can entail, Brittany's Hope is helping to ease some of the financial burden placed on a family blessed with the adoption of a special needs child or children. We are so thankful that Brittany's Hope is encouraging families to take on these challenges through their support.
I recently returned from China with our new 4 year old daughter, Teagen. Teagen is a happy and healthy girl who waited 4 years for a family due to extensive birthmarks. Brittany's Hope understand the challenges facing children with special needs and provides grants to help make these adoptions possible. We are grateful to be the recipient of such a grant and proud that this organization helps unite children with their forever families.
I am a student at Elizabethtown College, and this past May I was granted the opportunity to volunteer with Brittany's Hope Foundation and travel to the beautiful country of Vietnam to lend a helping hand. While in Vietnam, I was able to assist Brittany's Hope Foundation in improving the lives of children living in Brittany's Hope sponsored orphanages by delivering donated mattresses, formula, vitamins, clothes, toys, bikes, food, and most importantly love and care. This was the best experience I have ever had in my life and it will forever stay close to my heart. Brittany's Hope Foundation is one of the most successful non-profits I have ever come in contact with in the sense that they truly impact children positively all over the world. Their staff is compassionate and believes in the work they do which definitely shows through their work. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with the Brittany's Hope Foundation and hope to volunteer with them again in the future!
I recently volunteered for Brittany’s Hope Foundation (BHF) at their Walk of Love event on September 14th. As always, my experience working with the BHF was amazing. At the Walk of Love event, I was assigned simple tasks: moving boxes, setting up, moving food, cleaning, etc. Not many organizations can combine fun and efficient productivity, but they’ve got it down. There was no shortage of laughter even when we were running out of tables, losing boxes, losing our minds, and rushing to get things done in time
Their dedication to the foundation, its mission, and the overall message is indescribable. I noticed this most at the end of the 5K event when the cofounder gave a short speech. He briefly mentioned the origins of the foundation and ended with the importance of helping others. We hear it all the time, especially at Elizabethtown College whose motto is service learning. It’s just different to experience this on the larger scale that BHF works, which is ironic and impressive since BHF is such a small organization. Their helping hand reaches around the globe, as exemplified by the former orphans present at the 5K. I’m always left in awe after hearing their stories and witnessing first-hand the work that the foundation does, and the Walk of Love experience was no exception.
There are times in your life when you know the right thing to do. For me, Vietnam was the right thing at the right time. As the executive director of marketing and communications for Elizabethtown College I had heard amazing stories from faculty and students who had traveled before with Brittany's Hope. Admittedly, Vietnam wasn’t on my bucket list. Now I ask myself, having returned from this life changing experience of service outreach, “How could it not have been!?”
Every College administrator should be as blessed as I, to be given the opportunity to live and work alongside students in a foreign land-watching them laugh and cry with children who have so little. It was a complete privilege to join our students on this journey. I saw the best they have to offer and know they will make a difference in the world just as they have in the lives of these young people a half world away.
As college administrators we can’t lose sight of the valuable contribution life experiences like these provide for our students. Since returning from Vietnam, my life has changed in ways I never imagined. The trip has made me a better mother, a better administrator and a better human being.
This past May I went with Brittany's Hope to Vietnam and had the most amazing three weeks of my life. The work that Brittany's Hope does for children in foreign countries is remarkable! Plus all their workers are some of the friendliest, most passionate people I have ever met!
This past May, I went on a trip to Vietnam with the Brittany's Hope Foundation. While there, we worked in a number of different orphanages. This organization is truly outstanding. They really care about what they are doing and have such a positive impact on the lives of so many children. I would definitely tell everyone to get involved with Brittany's Hope! The two and a half weeks that I spent working with that organization truly changed my outlook on life. They are seriously amazing!
THe adoption process is difficult and Brittany's Hope makes it much easier. They support families who are trying to adopt and they do it in an amazingly caring and loving way! They make all the difference in the lives of so many orphans. Thank you Brittany's Hope!
Brittany's Hope is a wonderful program. They are committed to helping families bring Orphans home. As a military family we really needed the extra funds to bring our new son home. Thank you Brittany's Hope!
We love Brittany's Hope! We had participated in their Walk of Love for a couple of years, as we live locally to them. It is a super fun day for families & a great way to help raise support for abandoned children world wide.
We were recently extremely blessed by a Seedling Gift from Brittany's Hope, to help us bring our newest son home from China.
This organization plays an amazing roll in the support of families trying to adopt. Most families will realize that it takes a ton of time, and money to follow through with an adoption process. Brittany's Hope allowed our families to work hard at fundraising for our cause and after completing a very simple process, we were awarded a matching grant for the funds that we had raised.
This is a wonderful organization that is in place for the children!!! I would recommend & will continue to support this group for all the work that they do helping bring the kids home to their forever families.
We have had such a positive experience with our adoption overall, as many members of our family and church helped us to make it possible to adopt our special young lady. Brittany's Hope was part of that support. We had hoped to raise the money to achieve the matching seed grant through small anonymous donations online, but when we told a family member of our plans, she said, "We (she and her husband) want to give the whole amount." It was so touching to have them share in our blessing in this way and to have the Brittany's Hope program stand in support, both of us and the many children who need a home. Now we would like to encourage and help other families adopt, and we will point them to Brittany's Hope to receive the same kind of help we received. Hopefully, we will be in a position to give someone the whole amount, as was done for us.
We would recommend Brittany's Hope to those who are looking for organizations to financially support! We would also recommend them to those who are looking for support for their adoptions. They were great to work with!
I've been a long time volunteer and supporter of Brittany's Hope. Their relentless pursuit for healthy and happy kids around the world continues to amaze me. I believe that lives have been saved and changed forever because of their great work and I am proud to say that I support this organization.
Brittany's Hope is truly a light in the darkness that is funding an adoption. This fabulous Foundation made it possible to bring our beautiful Korean angel home to her forever family! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
100% of your donation is directly given to children who need it. Within the various programs at Brittany's Hope, all the donations, love and support are given to children who have not met their forever families and that need help from loving people across the world. I feel fortunate to work with an organization who is dedicated to meeting the needs of special needs children.
We were able to raise $2500 with Brittany's Hope's help and they then matched it so that we got $5000 to help us adopt a child from Ethiopia.
I am a teacher and my wife is a stay at home mom. We wanted to help with the huge orphan problem in this world, but did not have enough money. With the help of Brittany's Hope we were able to make a difference for an 8 year old boy who had almost given up hope of a forever home after 3 years in an orphanage. Thanks again Brittany's Hope.
Brittany's Hope allowed us to bring home one more orphan from China. She now has a Forever Family! To not have to worry about part of the finances is awesome. The grant we received was able to take of the the orphanage donation. They are an awesome Foundation to have worked with.
Brittanys Hope allows you to make a difference in the life of an orphan, Special needs orphans around the world. There are multiple options you can choose from, all donations are used 100% toward making the lives of these children better and or to help find them a family to love. I have chosen sponsorship of a little girl who has had more tradgedy in her life than most of us are blessed enough to never endure, yet she is a bright, courteous and giving child. She lives in Mom House now with other children like herself. Moms house is sponsored by Brittanys Hope and aids in the care of these children both physically and spiritually. I recieve letters from her and we are able to send her gifts in addtion to our sponsorship - our choice. It gives us great joy to be able to help one of these special children. I encourage anyone reading this to visit Brittanys Hope web site to learn of the many ways this awesome organization is changing the life of orphans, one child at a time.
Brittany's Hope is a wonderful non-profit organization. As someone involved in allocations for non-profits, I have quite a bit of experience understanding where money goes and how funds are allocated. Brittany's Hope has a long standing and fiscally responsible history that is just commendable. They are interested in applying money to their goals primarily and work diligently to enure that if something is not cost effective, that it be altered for improvement.
Aside from that understanding, our family is a recipient of a child specific grant of $7,500 that went directly to the adoption costs of our acute special needs son from China. Without these monies, we wouldn't not have been in a position to bring home our son and he would most likely have died. Being able to be an active part in the sponsorship program was just amazing.
We also have a candid view of fund and supply raising, getting involved in multiple programs with Brittany's Hope to support their efforts worldwide in the preservation of children. The Sunflower Project is one of our favorites- supplying children aging out of the orphan system with 'life-supply' bags to help them succeed in the adult world. Other programs are just as meaningful and amazing.
This is one of my favorite non-profit organizations. It is quality through and through.
I used to live in Elizabethtown,Pa and I knew Brittany Abel personally .She was a pleasant young woman well loved by her adoptive family. When she was killed tragically in a car accident,her adoptive parents who missed her very much, founded Brittany's Hope , a non profit organization that helped the adoption of handicapped orphans from different countries. Now the organization has expanded to include various charities... I started to donate for the Walk of Love a couple years and recently my donation was for the nutrition of the orphans ...
My son also sent his money to BH and his company matched too.We all trust that BH will make good use of our donations ,having so many good people working for a good cause .A good ambassador of BH is Mai-Lynn Abel.Just to listen to her, we can feel she is passionate in what she is doing. If you want to donate to a charity, Brittany's Hope is the one !
Brittany's Hope is an organization of such integrity. They offer personal support and give all the money to the children and facility itself. It is not an abstract bureaucracy; when I called, I spoke to a daughter who had been adopted by the family who founded the organization. They do fantastic work with orphans whose outlooks are very bleak in Vietnam and cannot be legally adopted.
I have been involved in Brittany's Hope Foundation for over 7 years now. In beginning to volunteer with this tremendous foundation, working with the dedicated staff, board members, and children we serve I became extremely rooted and dedicated to the cause. I have served many roles over the years with the foundation- board member, etc. BHF has an extreme passion for adding the less fortunate and operates like no other organizations I know- 100% funding to the cause. My greatest joys of my time working with the organization have been working firsthand with the improvised children we serve in the country of Vietnam- it has changed my life forever.
I have always had a passion to help orphanages in Vietnam, however I never knew how to get started since I have never been there. Last month, Lancaster Newspapers wrote an article about Brittany's Hope Foundation and how they were collecting duffle bags filled with essentials, to be sent to orphanages in Vietnam. I contacted Mai-Lynn Abel who is Director of Humanitarian Aid at Brittany's Hope, after I went to their website and read about what the foundation does. This is exactly the organization that I have been looking for, and my connection to help me help the orphanages in Vietnam. I met with Mai-Lynn in person and was just so amazed, touched and inspired by what Brittany's Hope does for the orphanages and how 100% of their donations is used for the needs of the orphanages, such as need for cribs, medical supplies and clothing.
Hello, I volunteer for Brittany's Hope on a semi-frequent basis. Their agency is fulfilling a great need for families who wish to adopt a special needs child. I've worked in the adoption field for several years and don't know many agencies that specifically grant money to families wishing to improve the lives of a special needs child.
Brittany's Hope is a fantastic organization. They serve children in multiple ways in multiple places to help all different kinds of needs. They are amazingly efficient with funding and make a true difference in children's lives.
How could anyone hold back tears while watching the Brittany's Hope Walk of Love ?!! The walk resembles a miniature Olympics procession - laughter of children and adults waving flags of the nations from which the children had come !!!
The Brittany's Hope Fooundation strives to give special needs children from around the world the loving families and secure homes they deserve.
It was a joy for me to serve on the board and help select the children to receive grants to aid in their adoption. Only when I looked at pictures and resumes of more children than we had funds did I feel the grip of sadness. Even with the endless hours fundraisers, contacts, and planning sessions monetary resources were limited.
I congratulate all those who never considered our mission a "problem" but rather a "CHALLENGE" to find health and happiness for precious children !
I have volunteered for Brittany's Hope a couple of times and it is very fun and rewarding seeing the kids with their families; especially during the annual Walk of Love!
Brittany's hope is definitely on the top of my list for most relevant and needed non-profit organizations in this country. What makes this organization absolutely amazing, is not only their mission, but the people who have helped develop it's mission- in memory of those who were unable to carry it through on their own. Every person working for brittany's hope exudes enourmous amounts of trust, honesty, integrety, love, generosity, and tolerance, which is also carried out in daily life.
This May I will be participating in my second Service Learning Trip to Vietnam through the sponsorship of Brittany's Hope Foundation. The first trip was amazing and because of the organization and contacts that Brittany's Hope Foundation has in Vietnam, the group was able to perform a tremendous amount of service in the country. We built cribs, planted a garden and trees, and most importantly, interacted with many children. I was amazed at how well-organized the trip was, every detail was planned and all our time was used efficiently.
For a short period of time I attended meetings with Brittany's Hope Foundation regarding their annual Walk of Love campaign. The people who work for the foundation are fantastic, friendly people. They all are genuinely interested in promoting awareness of and raising money for the special needs children around the world.
I have been a volunteer with Brittany's Hope for several years and am continually amazed with the ability of this organization to touch the lives of special needs children and orphans in meaningful ways. I have met some of the children who have been brought home with the assistance provided through Brittany's Hope and I have talked with other volunteers who have participated in volunteer trips to projects in Vietnam and Ethiopia. Their stories are moving. Brittany's Hope has a wonderful, dedicated staff and does a great job of seeing that your donations are spent with purpose and impact.
When we saw Yeong-min (now Mattew Paul) on on Holt International Children's Services' waiting child photo listing, he had already been considered for adoption by 14 families who had decided not to proceed.
Although we very much wanted to adopt him, we were lacking the money to pay for the program fees. While we prayed for the next few days, the board members at Brittany's Hope decided to offer a grant of $5,000 to any family who would adopt Yeong-min. What an answer to prayer!
Because of Brittany's Hope, we now have a very healthy and happy 2 yr. old son named Matthew!
As a member of the general public, I have had numerous encounters with Brittany's Hope Foundation (BHF) and their outreach programs in Viet Nam.
The first time I encountered BHF was in November 1995, when their Executive Director, Candace Abel, traveled back to Viet Nam in order to personally experience the Vietnamese culture and understand the orphanage and adoption processes. I was only 6 at the time, but I remembered clearly how their presence at my orphanage brought so much excitement and happiness to the orphan and special needs children. As an orphan child now living in the United States, I can truly testify to the wonderful work that they provide in third world countries.
Another momentous encounter was rather recently during my own personal travel to my mother land after 14 years. In search of my own past and history, I discovered that BHF was also in Viet Nam on another excursion to Cam Ranh and other cities throughout Viet Nam in order to volunteer to spend time with the orphan children and help build orphanages, and brings gifts of not only time, but talents and also treasure to the needy. I was not a volunteer myself, but I remembered spending time with the volunteers and remembered clearly their devotion to BHF to assist in the process in order to make life a little easier for these children who endures a squalid existence in a government-run orphanage as I once was. Further more, that year in Viet Nam, I had the opportunity to also volunteer my time with BHF when they returned for the second time, this time not only to Central Viet Nam and Southern Viet Nam, but in Ha Noi, Viet Nam's capital.
In all my years as a pursuer of successful non-profit programs, I have never seen so much devotion as I have experienced with BHF. Though their base is in small Elizabethtown, their humanitarian projects are successfully executed in third world countries all the way across the world. I have personally experienced the difficulty in conducting a conference call at 12 pm or 1 am US time in order to accommodate for the time zone difference on the other side of the world. I can go on for days about how much I personally appreciate BHF even though I am not an affiliate, but I believe that an outsider's eyes, the general public's opinion gives new insights to a foundation that may or may not already exist.
I lead a student volunteer trip to Vietnam every other May. This May we are taking a group of 32 individuals who will spend time working in 6 different orphanages.
As a new board member, I am completely amazed at the outreach and services offered by Brittany's Hope Foundation. The staff, volunteers and families are working tirelessly to provide children in need the hope and future that they deserve. I feel honored to be involved with this Foundation.
Talking with Candice on the phone felt as though I was speaking with an old friend with the same passions for Jesus and His orphaned children that I have.
In 2004 I was approached to host a little boy from Haiti while he was here in the US for medical treatment for 6 weeks. When he came for eye surgery it became apparant that his eye would have to be removed and a prosthesis placed. He had a myraid of other medical conditions and the orphanage he came from asked he not be returned to Haiti because he could not get treatment there or maintain his prosthesis. He had become part of our little family and I could not bear to return him somewhere that would ostracize him. Since I had not been planning to adopt I had no funding to make this happen. We held bake sales, community read alouds, Haitian awareness events, carnivals, news stories, and more to help raise what money was needed. Someone at my home study agency recommended Brittanys Hope to me and I applied for a grant. I got $5000! Wow what an amazing gift to both of us. After many tears we gratefully accepted their offer and used to money to continue legalizing and secure his future here in the United States. He is now 12 years old and a 6th grader at our local junior high. He enjoys martial arts, music, friends, and school. He is thriving and thanks to Brittanys Hope he has a great future ahead of him! We are ever so grateful to them and hope someday to be able to pay this gift forward. thank you.
I sponsor a child from the House of Love in Vietnam. I found her on the Brittany's Hope website and was captivated by her big sad eyes. I love that 100% of my donation goes directly to her care & support with no administrative fees. I love that I can purchase some personal things for her: clothes & barbie dolls and the foundation will forward them to her. They send me pictures & cards. That makes the sponsorship personal. I'm kept aware of all the happenings at the House of Love through email & mail. I'm considering sponsoring more children. I love what the Foundation stands for.
We are a blessed receipt family. Our five year old daughter received a $5,000. grant. She has Spina Bifida. We would not have been able to adopt her if it were not for Brittany's Hope.
Brittany's Hope Foundation has a generous grant program that helps adoptive parents overcome the financial struggles in adopting a child with special needs. We've partnered with them for over 5 years. Through their assistance, children that were waiting years for a family were matched and permanently placed. We love working with their kind and dedicated staff. They are an amazing organization!
We have been involved with Brittanys Hope for about 8 years now. We most recently sponsored a child in Vietnam. This set up allows for 100% of our donations to go directly to her, her care and education. Not many charities can make that claim and make it happen. Brittanys Hope makes it easy to help and make an impact quickly. My children really love getting the updates and photos of our sponsored child. What a wonderful organization to be involved with and support. God bless the Abel family and all of the dedicated workers and volunteers.
Brittany's Hope was an answered prayer for us. When we first found our son on a waiting list we knew he was ours but had no money to bring him home. Brittany's Hope gave us an amazing grant of $5,000 to help bring home our son.
Not only did Brittany's Hope give us an amaing grant they are also the nicest people you will ever meet. Three years after bringing him home they still check up on us and send brithday cards.
Brittany's Hopes has an amazing passion for orphans and for the families that step forward to bring the kiddos home.
Thank you Brittany's Hope!!!
God had a plan for our family. That plan was more than we could affortd, but through the support from Brittany's Hope we were able to add our beautiful little Latin firecracker to our family. She has changed our lives so much for the better. Brittany's Hope was their in the the beginning and have been there throughout the past 3 1/2 years as well. Thank you Brittany's Hope for being a part of the plan God had for our family.
Brittany's Hope was KEY in our family bringing home our precious miracle, Ezekiel, a 2 year old child from The Philippines who has Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease. Without the grant from Brittany's Hope, Ezekiel's adoption would not have been possible. We are so grateful that an organization like this exists. We can not imagine our lives without Ezekiel. He is truly a gift from God. Thank you, Brittany's Hope!!!!!!
I am both a board member and a recipient parent. I have had and continue to have positive experiences with Brittany's Hope. Without this foundation our family would not include our daughter. The support of this foundatin allowed us to adopt a beautiful 3 year old who has blossomed into an active, bright, loving 8 year old. The staff and fellow board members are very dedicated to the families and children that are served. It is wonderful to see that positive changes can be made in the world, especially for children.
Our family is incredibly grateful for the wonderful support we have received in the adoption of our daughter. The financial strain of adoption can be enough to dissuade many families from taking the leap to bring a child in need home. Brittany's Hope has a profound effect on the family adopting. The support they give is not only financial. They are encouraging, emotionally supportive and truly excited about the gift they are giving to children.
I have been very impressed by the professionalism of the Brittany's Hope staff. They are efficient in their responsiveness, effective in their communication and thorough in their paperwork.
We will be traveling to adopt our new daughter soon. We look forward to sharing in her future which is made possible, in part, by the loving support we have received from Brittany's Hope!
Brittany's hope helped us make the adoption of our daughter possible through a grant that they offered. The grant was a surprise to us and a huge blessing as we were worried about how we could afford another adoption. We have six children, three of which are adopted internationally. Our daughter has special needs and we were unsure of the amount of medical care that she would require once home. Brittany's Hope Foundation is blessing families and children all over the world by the work that they are doing. Thank you!
Brittany's Hope Foundation has touched so many special needs children and their families. One such child is Angelina (soon to be a ballerina) who was born in China with such weak lttle legs they could barely support her body. This didn't keep Angelina from beanding down and carrying for the children younger than herself. Daily she has waited to get news of a forever family. Because of Brittany's Hope amazing "play it forward" grants Angelina WILL get a chance to have a family and dance.
When we began the adoption process, we did not set out to adopt a special needs child. Some time after starting the paperwork, we decided to just look at the photolistings from our agency. Our son's photo was the first one we saw. I wish I could say it was love at first sight, but it wasn't. The medical issues listed for him were intimidating. Months after we first saw his photo, we decided to request his file. We determined that we could handle his medical needs, but were concerned about the expense involved in the adoption and then in caring for our new son. It was an answer to prayer that the next day that he was awarded an adoption grant. This grant enabled us to bring our son home with our financial worries eliminated. That's how we came to know Brittany's Hope. Since our son was a grant recipient, we have come to know more about the organization and the many services they provide to the neediest among us. This organization has truly blessed us.
Our experience with the Brittany's Hope Foundation has been wonderful! Without their help we would not have been able to fund the adoption of our daughter from China. Their staff is friendly, helpful and always prompt in returning requested information. They encourage you to make contact frequently. We liked how grants are no longer case specific to certain children. We feel this opens up opportunity for more families to adopt. Our family has been blessed with the opportunity to having worked with Brittany's Hope and maybe in the future we will be able to adopt again!
As an adoptee and local resident of the Elizabethtown area, I was thrilled to learn of an organization that is a reputable, international granting foundation for children all over the world. The foundation enables families from across the country to adopt children with special needs. It is also a wonderful philanthropic organization providing stability to many children in diverse countries. We are fortunate to have them in Central Pennsylvania.
Brittany's Hope aided us in adopting our son from China who has spina bifida- he was four years old when we adopted him. Without their help and encouragement the cost of adoption would have been intimidating. Their up-front grants for children with special needs provide hope for these children to find families and a place to call home. We will forever be grateful to Brittany's Hope for their help and individualized attention.