Welcome to Springs of Love

Join us as we share inspiring real stories of families touched by fostering and adoption, while also helping families discern and live out the call to foster and adopt. Come here to learn more about the adoption triad (birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees), as well as how to get involved with helping vulnerable children in foster care either through fostering or supporting a foster family. If you are discerning if you might be called to foster or adopt, please sign up for our free Be Not Afraid virtual retreat to receive immediate access.

Do you have a story of adoption or fostering to share? We need writers who have a passion for fostering and adopting, as well as administrative and design help. Contact us for more information. Please pray that God prospers this work of His hands. Thank you!

Adoption Love

Lift Up Adoption Love

Explore our Adoption Love page, featuring stories and videos from Adoptees, Adoptive Parents, and Birth Families — all three sides of the Adoption Triad. Debunk 10 Myths about Adoption or start on your adoption journey with 10 Steps to Adoption.

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Video Stories

Watch our inspiring, original video stories of former foster youth, foster families, and adoptive families.

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Share the Fostering Love

Fostering Love

Check out our section celebrating foster families with stories, videos, articles, and more. Learn about Fostering Love!

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Radical solidarity through fostering kids, supporting families

Dr. Kimberly Henkel reflects on the meaning of “Radical Solidarity” in fostering: “When we went to the hospital after Anthony had been born, I wondered about his birth mother who had just gone through nine months carrying him in her womb, and endured childbirth only to have her baby boy ripped from her arms and placed into mine. My heart ached for her. This woman who gave birth to the greatest joy of my life up to that point would return home with no baby. Yes, she had problems that made it unsafe for her to raise her child. Yes, it was clearly best for the child to be placed elsewhere. But what would become of her?”

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Walk for Life West Coast

Walk for Life West Coast

Dr. Kimberly Henkel has been invited to speak at Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco this year! She hopes to inspire all the participants as they stand up for the lives of unborn children and their families. The Walk takes place on January 20, 2024.

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Register for our Foster & Adoption Virtual Retreat

Have you wondered if God might be calling you to open your heart to foster or adopt a child? Register for our virtual “retreat” and receive a code for free access to our “Be Not Afraid” discernment video series. In this self-paced series, you will hear beautiful testimonials from couples who have answered the call to foster and adopt. Talks address fostering & adopting after infertility, adopting a child with special needs, international & domestic adoption, adoption from foster care, grieving when foster children leave, adopting older children, what to do when only one spouse feels called, and more. Register today!

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Dr. Kimberly Henkel interview on Women of Grace, May 2023

Adoption: Wellspring of Love

Women of Grace visits with Kimberly Henkel, co-founder of Springs in the Desert, during Foster Care Awareness Month. Together, they discuss Springs of Love, the option to adopt, and the call to provide a home for children in foster care. May 2023.

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Written Stories

A Reflection from an Older Adoptee

My twin sister and I arrived in the United States in January of 2010. I remember some details so well, but others not so much. The first few weeks and months were a blur.

Blossoms adoption story


Each May when the world is in bloom, the world celebrates Mother’s Day, and I celebrate the birth day of the daughter that I gave away. Each year, I struggle.

Mother Mary statue

The Daily “Yes” of Foster Care and Adoption

It’s just an ordinary day in the life of a foster parent; at an unknown time and an unknown hour, the phone rings, and just like that, I have said ‘yes’ to welcoming a new person into my life.