Springs of Love

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!

Let’s Bring an End to Child Trafficking

This month, we recognize World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30. About 70% of human trafficking victims in the U.S. have spent some time in foster care; youth and others without strong family bonds make the easiest targets for traffickers. The UN recognizes the urgency of this issue in its theme for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons for 2024: “Leave no child behind in the fight against human trafficking.” Learn more about child trafficking and check out our list of 7 ways you can make a difference in the fight against child trafficking. Together, we can work to make sure no child is left behind.

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Focus on the Family article - Why Foster Care is a Pro-Life Issue

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.

Dr. Kimberly Henkel explores the need to consider foster care in the context of the larger Pro-Life movement in an article for Wait No More.

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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.” They also discussed how YOU can get involved! Host an awareness event at your Parish to encourage more families to foster.

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Kimberly on Letters to Women podcast

Written Stories

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 First Steps to Adoption.

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Fostering Love

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

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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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Video Stories

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

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