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The new movie, “The Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot,” highlights the challenging, inspirational story of a church in Possum Trot, Texas. Led by the pastor and his wife, they accomplished the Gospel goal of making sure no children were left languishing in the child-welfare system in their community. Rebekah Weigel (writer and producer, “The Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot”), Lisa Wheeler (president, Carmel Communications), and Kimberly Henkel (founder, Springs of Love) join the National Review Institute’s Kathryn Jean Lopez in conversation about the movie’s rally cry for forgotten children.

Family Sanctuary

Joe and Stephanie Baird (featured in a Springs of Love original video) discuss “God’s Calling to Foster and Adopt” with host Peggy Hartshorn. April 2024.

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American Catholic Leaders Embrace New Vatican Statement on Human Dignity

Springs in the Desert co-founders Ann Koshute and Kimberly Henkel and other Catholic leaders praise the recent Vatican document “Dignitas Infinita” for its firm stance against surrogacy. Catholic Review, April 2024.

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Letters to Women Podcast

Kimberly joined Chloe Langr on her podcast to talk about adoption and fostering: the difference between foster care and adoption, some common myths, discernment, and more. Check out the episode, “A Letter to the Mother Wondering about Foster Care and Adoption.” March 2024.

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Springs of Love founder Dr. Kimberly Henkel speaks ahead of the Walk for Life West Coast, San Francisco’s largest pro-life event. Kimberly joins the event on January 20, 2024, to share her own story of fostering and adopting her four children. She encourages us all to say “yes!” to God’s call for us to support foster and adoptive families.

Dr. Kimberly Henkel on “At Home with Jim & Joy”

Kimberly sat down with “At Home with Jim & Joy!” on EWTN to discuss the beauty of adoption. Their conversation spans two episodes, now available on EWTN on-demand. January 2024.

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The Beauty of Adoption – Straight Talk on Life Issues

Brad and Victor of “Straight Talk on Life Issues” are joined by adoptive parents Greg and Kimberly Henkel, as well as Kate Stapleton, a birth mother who placed her child into the loving arms of another family through adoption. Together the guests share their moving stories and give an invaluable insight into adoption from both perspectives. 

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Dr. Kimberly Henkel joins host Cy Kellett to discuss National Adoption Month, and answer live questions from around the country on adoption and foster care. November 2023.

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ended Roe v. Wade, there are still some 400,000 children in the foster-care system in the United States. How are pro-life Americans going to take the lead to make sure all these children are in permanent, loving homes? Join Kimberly Henkel and Tori Hope Petersen in a National Foster-Care Month conversation with National Review Institute‘s Kathryn Jean Lopez about mobilizing a necessary plan for these children. June 2023.

Catholic Answers Live

Dr. Kimberly Henkel talks with host Cy Kellett about the Springs of Love ministry during National Foster Care Month, and answers questions about foster care and adoption from callers around the country. May 2023.

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

Adoption: Wellspring of Love

Women of Grace visit 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.


Dr. Kimberly Henkel on CFN Live

Watch an interview with Dr. Kimberly Henkel on CFN Live. Kimberly talks about her call to found Springs of Love as she promotes her ministry during Foster Care Awareness Month. May 2023.

Kimberly Henkel on CFN Live, May 2023

New Jersey Catholic Conference: Town Square Video Series

In this video, Dr. Kimberly Henkel, founder of Springs of Love, discusses her special ministry, which is working to create communities of support to help cultivate a culture of foster care and adoption in our Catholic parishes.

Making Room in the Inn: Opening Hearts and Homes to Foster and Adopt Children

Dr. Kimberly Henkel and fellow panelists make the case that a post-Roe society warrants a new vision of radical solidarity with children — especially those in the foster-care system and/or in need of adoption. Introduction by the Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann. Co-hosted by National Review Institute, The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Springs of Love, and USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. December 2022.

Dr. Kimberly Henkel-Rays of Hope-New Family Healing Ministries

Kimberly speaks with Peggy about four new innovative ministries that bring hope to the brokenhearted suffering from infertility (Springs in the Desert), child loss (Red Bird Ministries), as children of divorce (Life-Giving Wounds), and children in need of foster and adoptive families (Springs of Love).


Dr. Kimberly Henkel-From Infertility To New Fruitfulness

Dr. Peggy Hartshorn, Chairman of the Board and Past-President of Heartbeat International, interviews Dr. Kimberly Henkel on her radio show, Family Sanctuary. Kimberly shares her journey from infertility to new fruitfulness, highlighting the adoption of her four children, as well as the founding of both Springs in the Desert and Springs of Love.


Published Articles

Why Foster Care is a Pro-Life Issue

“I have nowhere to go tonight. Can you help me?” The voice on the other side of the phone sounded desperate. As I frantically googled places for her to stay, I felt powerless before the immensity of her needs and began to ponder how supporting foster care is a pro-life act.” Read the article by Dr. Kimberly Henkel from Wait No More, June 2024.

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Radical solidarity through fostering kids, supporting families

Dr. Kimberly Henkel reflects on the meaning of “Radical Solidarity” in fostering: “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. 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. But what would become of her?” November 2023. (This article has appeared in publications around the U.S., including the The Evangelist in Albany, the Trenton Monitor, The Message of Southwestern Indiana, the Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine, and OSV News.)

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Fight Child Trafficking by Fostering

Dr. Kimberly Henkel discusses her reaction to the film, The Sound of Freedom: “Like many others, I looked forward to watching The Sound of Freedom to learn about the true story of children rescued from sex trafficking. Fifteen minutes into the film, I felt like I had been punched in the stomach.” Read the full article from the National Catholic Register, August 2023.

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Foster parenting: an education in love

“May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. In the 23 counties of the Columbus diocese, 7,097 children are in foster care and 655 await adoption. These children desperately need loving foster families who will show them the love of God.” Read the rest of this article by Springs of Love’s own Dr. Kimberly Henkel, featured in the Catholic Times, May 2023.

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Foster dad photo featured in the Catholic Times

Making room in the Inn: Fostering, adopting vulnerable children

Dr. Kimberly Henkel recently wrote an article for The Catholic Times. Download, print, or view the PDF (article starts on page 10). December 2022.

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Catholic Media Association Awards 2024 - Springs of Love is 4-time winner

Springs of Love Takes 4 Wins from Catholic Media Association Awards

We are honored and grateful to have been chosen to receive four awards from the Catholic Media Association in 2024, including first place for best pro-life video and first place for best video series! We are grateful to see Catholics recognizing foster care & adoption as essential components of a pro-life ethic, as well as the need to better understand, honor, and accompany birth parents. See a list of all 2024 winners.

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Walk for Life West Coast, OneLife LA both walk for life on January 20th

Catholic World Report discusses events at this year’s Walk for Life West Coast and OneLifeLA, highlighting an appearance by Springs of Love’s own Dr. Kimberly Henkel. January 2024.

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Crowd at Walk for Life West Coast, San Francisco

2024’s March for Life Events From Coast to Coast: ‘Proclaiming the Gift of Human Dignity’

This article from the National Catholic Register highlights various March For Life events coming this year, including Dr. Kimberly Henkel’s guest speakership at March For Life West Coast. January 2024.

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Sharing an adoption story

“A year of filming for a documentary about music, travel, adoption and divine providence culminated in a birth mother and her biological daughter uniting on stage for a farewell concert at Leonardo’s Coffeehouse on Aug. 3.” Read the full article about Springs of Love contributor Kate Stapleton and her upcoming documentary. Weirton Daily Times, August 2023.

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Adoption, foster care and celebrating birth mothers: The pro-life movement’s post-Roe causes

Author Kathryn Jean Lopez discusses adoption and foster care, post-Roe, and the need to educate Catholic couples about adoption with resources like Springs of Love.  Read the full article in America Magazine, June 2023.

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Foster care is a pro-life issue the Church should fully support, parents say

“There are no unwanted children,” an anonymous inspiring quote declares, “just unfound families.” But the reality presents a more complex and challenging scenario — one in which foster care must be viewed as a pro-life issue. Read the article from Our Sunday Visitor, May 2023, featuring an interview with Springs of Love’s Dr. Kimberly Henkel.

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Children from a foster family