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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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.

Children from a foster family

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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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 interview on Women of Grace, May 2023
Kimberly Henkel on CFN Live, 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.


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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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 recently participated as a panelist in this National Review Institute discussion.

Our panel makes 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. Featuring an 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.

Dr. Kimberly Henkel-The Catholic Times December 04, 2022

Dr. Kimberly Henkel recently wrote an article for The Catholic Times. Download, print, or view the PDF and find the article starting on page 10.

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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.