Adoption Stories

Anderson Family: Georgia, USA

Our family adopted a sweet baby girl from For His children 9 years ago. We had a heart for adoption and through a series of miraculous events we were able to bring home our very precious daughter.

We were in Quito for almost three weeks and spent some time at FHC-our time there was blessed as we saw how the children were lovingly cared for. God had a great plan for our family and truly blessed us through the ministry Of FHC. Today our sweet daughter is doing beautifully and we know that God has a wonderful plan for her.

“For I know the plans that I have for you to give you a future and a hope…Jer.29:11

At For His Children (2002)

At her home in Georgia, USA (2011)

Wallis Family, USA
Our story began the Fall of 2008 when I asked an internet adoption group if anyone knew of a little girl with Down Syndrome in an Ecuadorian orphanage. I received a reply about a two and a half year old little girl in an orphanage called For His Children, along with a photo. We started the paper work and found ourselves caught in the middle of changes with the Hague adoption process. During the long wait we prepared our hearts and our home for child number four! Even though it was hard for birthdays and other important Holidays such as Christmas to come and go it helped to know that Grace was in such a well-run, loving place. We were able to travel June 8, 2010 and could not sleep that first night in Ecuador. The next morning we met our daughter for the first time and were just overwhelmed at how well she had been prepared for our visit. The staff, psychologist, and tias were so kind and welcoming. I loved how the orphanage seemed like a small piece of heaven and I thank God for keeping his hand on our little one as well as those that took care of her before her adoption. Those were the most important years of Grace’s life when she learned of how to form attachments, and some of her important medical care was taken care of. We spent eight weeks in Ecuador getting to know Grace and the staff at For His Children. Graces progress has been remarkable since her adoption. I believe it was due to the foundation that was laid while Grace was at For His Children. I cannot tell you how often I see a look on her face, or I’m in the process of teaching, or loving on her that I get a lump in my throat and my breath is taken away at all God has done in Grace’s life. I have learned so much about grace with a little ‘g’ and a capitol ‘G’ through our adoption experience.

Grace at FHC 2008

Grace meeting her forever family at FHC 2010

Drury Family, USA

Hola everyone! My name is Aaron and just recently I traveled with my parents to Quito in May. The last time I was in Ecuador, I was being cared for by Clark and Melinda Vaughn and the Tías at For His Children. This was my first time back since I was adopted eighteen years ago to live with my forever family in Nebraska. My Mom, Dad, and I stayed at FHC and we spent time helping the staff by playing with the toddlers, entertaining the children with special needs, holding, feeding and taking care of the babies at Casa Vaughn. We had the opportunity to visit FHC-Latacunga. It was a special treat to celebrate Children’s Day with them, as they participated in relay races, watched Ecuadorian folk-dancers, broke open piñatas, and received gifts. When not spending time at For His Children, we went out to see the wonders and beauty that Quito had to offer. Highlights of what I did were going to Otavalo, going to see Ecuadorian dancers and musicians, and getting to see the Equatorial line. Before I left, I had the chance to meet Tia María Tixicuro (in the photo with me) who took care of me when I was a baby. I had fun spending quality time with my foster parents, Clark and Melinda. Heartfelt thanks to Clark and Melinda, the staff at FHC, and the volunteers for opening their hearts to an alumnus and my family. It was touching to see all the love and care that they share with the children each day. My time spent in Quito was breathtaking and memorable. I don’t know when I’ll be back, but I took many pictures to remember my trip to Quito.