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Christian love inspired the Yoder family to foster children

Christian love is at the heart of what we do at Adriel. Christian love is the foundation for our belief that every child deserves to live and a safe and loving home, and we will never cease working until that vision comes true!

In 2014, when their adopted daughter was five years old, Amber and Ryan Yoder felt called by God to open their home and their lives to foster children. They chose Adriel because our agency is faith-based and completed their training to become licensed foster parents. In February of 2015 the Yoders welcomed Johnathan into their home, and in 2017 they adopted Johnathan.

The Yoders credit God with giving them courage during their foster care journey. “I had prayed for God to break my heart for what breaks His, and that is exactly what happened,” Amber says. “Fostering has been one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever done, however it has also been the most rewarding.”

The Yoders found supportive friendships in their church that have been a steadfast source of encouragement. “Fostering children has helped us to become stronger Christians,” says Amber. And the church has helped Johnathan grow in his faith too! Today, Johnathan plays piano in the worship band. Amber beams with joy: “There’s nothing like seeing Johnathan on the stage helping to lead worship!”

Your donation today will help Adriel inspire more families like the Yoders to foster children in the spirit of Christian love!