All Adoption Stories
Benefits of Heritage Events
When For His Children-Ecuador founders Melinda and Clark Vaughn moved their family from California to Ecuador in 1990, they envisioned a small ministry helping a limited number of children. For years the Vaughns, their two children and a small number of caretakers, Tías, did just that. They worked hand-in-hand sharing the laundry, kitchen and bathrooms but their ministry grew and the needs of the children grew. Clark was the repair man, sole fundraiser and tour guide for the small home and Melinda the caretaker, psychologist and director-fulfilling their mission from God to care for those children who needed to be cared for. In the past 25 years, FHC-Ecuador has served more than 850 children and families, expanding from one small home in Quito to three homes between Quito and Latacunga, Ecuador.
Currently, FHC provides care for over 70 children each year, from newborn to 20 years of age. Approximately 35 percent of the children have significant special needs. Our Hope Home, or Casa Esperanza, was opened in 2014 and provides long-term care for children, teens and young adults with special needs. Some of the children in Casa Esperanza have aged out of the adoption process in Ecuador and will remain in the care of FHC indefinitely while others are available for adoption. FHC is grateful to able to provide children with regular classroom attendance and more specialized one-on-one needs.
For His Children offers several avenues for sponsorship.
FHC welcomes volunteers both young and old alike to work stateside or through an international volunteer opportunity in Ecuador. To learn more, click here.
Some of the children at FHC are available for adoption however only through approved agencies working in countries with valid contract to process adoptions in Ecuador. To learn more about adopting a child through FHC, click here.
The success of For His Children would not be possible without the large number of long-term supporters who have helped grow their ministry and allow for so many children to be reached. These 500 yearly supporters serve in both Ecuador and the US by helping create the best possible homes for the most vulnerable children of Ecuador.
Part One of Two
A realistic look at International Adoption
Practical tips for new adoptive parents
"I think there was nothing random about the events of that day.."
The adoption process can be lengthy, so take the time to work on education and self improvement
Should we volunteer during a heritage trip? - Some factors to consider....