This is who we are...

This is who we are...

Embrace the Mission:

“Our mission is to facilitate relationships in order to share the hope of Jesus Christ, as well as, give support and educational opportunities for families in crisis and children in foster care.”


 

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” James 1:27 (NIV)

 

Embrace the Vision:

“Embrace strives to become an agent of transformation in the lives of families in crisis and children in foster care across Indiana.”



 

Embrace will walk side by side with believers as they pursue God’s heart for orphans by:

Informing – What is the need?

As of December 2017, Indiana has 23,485 children in the foster care system. Two hundred and sixty-three of those children are from Grant County. (https://www.in.gov/dcs/3310.htm)

    According to the U S Department of Education children learn by example. This is true whether it be a good or bad example.  This is how the foster care cycle happens. Parents model poor skills, children develop poor skills ,and these skills continue to be passed down from generation to generation.  (https://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/citizen/part6.html)

Embrace desires to break this generational cycle through relationship, support,and education.  


Relationship:

  • Listening to your story

  • Getting know you and your family

  • understanding your needs

Support:

  • Wrestle in prayer with others

  • Acts of service. Know your needs and help you meet them

  • Encouraging others through God’s word.

Education:

  • Offering education for Foster Parents and helping provide the training hours needed.

  • Helping with the adoption process.

  • Helping find community resources beneficial to the family unit.

 

             Embrace has been granted 501(c) 3 not for profit status.  Therefore all donations are tax deductible.

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If you would like to support Embrace the Orphan, Inc . This allows Embrace to offer a free conference for adoptive and foster parents each year.

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Board of Directors:

Mike and Lori McDivitt  were married in 1993. They currently have seven children. Their journey included five years spent as a foster family. Mike and Lori have adopted internationally and look forward to what God has in store for their family in the future.

Mike and Lori McDivitt were married in 1993. They currently have seven children. Their journey included five years spent as a foster family. Mike and Lori have adopted internationally and look forward to what God has in store for their family in the future.

David and Michele Henry  married in 1995. A teacher and a pastor (respectively) the Henrys are the proud parents of 8 beautiful children, three biological, four adopted out of foster care, and one adopted internationally. Working with children and families is a passion of David and Michele. They enjoy serving God and others, and trust that God will use their experiences to encourage others and build the Kingdom

David and Michele Henry married in 1995. A teacher and a pastor (respectively) the Henrys are the proud parents of 8 beautiful children, three biological, four adopted out of foster care, and one adopted internationally. Working with children and families is a passion of David and Michele. They enjoy serving God and others, and trust that God will use their experiences to encourage others and build the Kingdom

Keith & Jessica Pearson are high school sweethearts that married in 2009. They were blessed with their daughter Genevieve Marie in 2013 through the gift of domestic adoption. Their crazy beautiful adoption story led them to join Embrace the Orphan to be a resource to others that are adopting. They can't wait to see where God leads them next in growing their family.

Keith & Jessica Pearson are high school sweethearts that married in 2009. They were blessed with their daughter Genevieve Marie in 2013 through the gift of domestic adoption. Their crazy beautiful adoption story led them to join Embrace the Orphan to be a resource to others that are adopting. They can't wait to see where God leads them next in growing their family.