November 8 & 9

Exhibitor Organizations

Now I Am Known

Peter Mutabazi is the founder of Now I Am Known, an organization that supplies resources to support vulnerable children. Originally from Uganda, Peter ran away from an abusive home at age ten and lived as a street kid for nearly five years. Today Peter is a single dad to countless foster children and his adopted son, Anthony. For the past twenty years Peter has worked as a child advocate within the U.S. and globally to promote wellness and child development. He believes every child deserves to be seen, heard, and known. Peter has appeared on international media outlets and is a passionate speaker who resides in North Carolina.​

New Horizons Adoption Agency Inc.,

New Horizons Adoption Agency (NHAA) is a licensed, non-profit, faith-based adoption agency. NHAA is Hague accredited to provide international home studies and services. NHAA also provides birth parent counseling and assistance. NHAA also provides Safe Haven for newborns to 90 days old.

Gabriel’s Corner Pregnancy Center

Gabriel’s Corner is a Christ-center ministry serving young women and men who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.  It is our desire to provide nurturing support and advice to these young people before, during and after their pregnancy. 

CASA of Iowa

The Iowa Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for a safe and permanent home for children who have experienced abuse and neglect and works collaboratively to ensure their voice is heard. CASA of Iowa is advocating for the protection of Iowa’s children and improving the integrity of the child welfare system. Studies have proven having a CASA leads to reduced time in foster care, more stable environments, increased educational success, higher graduation rates, lower healthcare and foster care costs, better employability, reduced homelessness/incarceration/pregnancy, improved child well-being, and more informed decisions from the parties on a case. These children, who are involved in the child welfare system through no fault of their own, need someone to stand up for them… someone who will be in their corner no matter what and help them navigate through the uncertainty they face. They need a CASA volunteer. They need YOU.

Bright Light Counseling, P.C.

Specializing in counseling children, adolescents, parents, & families to restore healthy development and relationships. 

Orphan No More Foundation

We help kids without parents become orphans no more. We do that by telling stories and providing grants for adoptions and support for former foster kids. 

Simple Purposeful Living

Simple Purposeful Living equips you with simple tools to help organize the complicated parts of life so you can focus on what matters most. We have a full line of paper print products including our best-selling meal planner notebook and brain dump notepad plus more!

Bills Tax Service

Bills Tax Service is a professional accounting and tax office. We are Adoption Tax Credit Specialist® who have a burden to help as many families as possible understand the Adoption Tax Credit. We are blessed by adoption!

The Resilient Caregiver

Helping caregivers build resiliency through education, understanding, community & support.

America World Adoption

We are America World! Our two-fold mission is growing families through adoption and caring for vulnerable children. We are a faith-based, charitable organization with an established, well-respected reputation among adoption professionals, government agencies, and foreign adoption authorities. We are committed to maintaining integrity throughout the adoption process, advocating for the fatherless while seeking to place them in loving, Christian families, and supporting them if they are in a situation in which adoption is not possible. Our experienced staff will walk with you on your adoption journey with compassion and understanding. We invite you, your family, your church, your business, and your community to partner with America World to bring hope and love to orphans worldwide. Join us whether you want to adopt or get involved in orphan care… or both! We would love to walk alongside you while you explore how God is calling you to care for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40).

Both Hands

Both Hands helps adoptive families and volunteer groups organize service projects for widows while raising funds for adoptions and orphan causes. Similar to a 5k race, a team of volunteers organize a service project helping a widow in their community and raise sponsorship for their day of service. All of the funds raised goes towards adoption costs or orphan care. James 1:27 in action!

Over 1,279 Both Hands projects have been completed across 45 states raising over $17.8 million for adoptions and orphan care! The average project has raised over $22,000 for adoptive families the last two years. Learn more at www.BothHands.org

Graceful Adoptions

Graceful Adoptions is a full-service private adoption agency licensed in Iowa, specializing in newborn, infant and toddler adoptions. We match exceptional birth parents with equally exceptional adoptive families. Brighter futures start here.

Tori Hope Petersen & Beloved Initiative

Tori Hope Petersen is the bestselling author of Fostered and sought out national speaker, inspiring audiences to be resilient, suffer well, and change the world with what they have, right where they are, by loving the people in front of them. Tori is a leading advocate in foster care, and has been featured on Good Morning America, Essence, and many other publications sharing her story about being a former foster youth and overcoming to serve others. Tori has equipped and empowered countless churches, organizations, and people to serve the underserved. She also founded the Beloved Initiative, a nonprofit where in community people learn how to become professional lovers of people.

www.torihopepetersen.com 
www.belovedinitiative.org 

Pathways For Little Feet

Pathways for Little Feet is a faith-based non-profit that assists families throughout their adoption journey. Our Adoption Financial Assistance Program intends to create relief from the financial burden of adoption through interest-free loans up to $10,000. The Post Adoption Support program provides financial assistance to adoptive families, adult adoptees, and birth parents through Counseling and Therapy Grants up to $5,000 as they seek Christian trauma-competent counseling. Through this program, we also offer conference and retreat scholarships and other resources throughout the adoption journey. 

Adoption Associates Of Iowa

Adoption Associates of Iowa has provided complete adoption services throughout Iowa since 1982. We work with international entities to search for placement opportunities and are the Iowa Homestudy Provider of Choice for most of them, working with the authorities, attorneys and agencies and with our families as they move through this life-changing experience. We counsel and assist birth parents anywhere within Iowa. We provide a thorough educational experience for all of our families, and we love them all.

Holt International Children’s Services

Holt International seeks a world where every child has a loving and secure home. Since Holt’s founding in 1956, the organization has worked towards its vision through programs that strengthen and preserve families that are at risk of separation; by providing critical care and support to orphaned and vulnerable children; and by leading the global community in finding families for children who need them and providing the pre-and post-adoption support and resources they need to thrive. Always, Holt focuses on each child’s unique needs —keeping the child’s best interest at the forefront of every decision.

Four Oaks Family Connections

Four Oaks Family Connections holds the contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to recruit, license, train, and provide ongoing support to foster and adoptive families across the state of Iowa.

Faithful Adoption Consultants

Faithful Adoption Consultants comes alongside hopeful adoptive families as they walk through
the process of growing their family through adoption. Our hope is to guide you through your entire adoption journey, to provide education and support, and pray with you each step of the way. If you have any interest in domestic adoption we would love to meet you! 

Foster SQUAD

Giving a child a home is a remarkable gift. The Foster SQUAD is here to provide resources to Iowa foster families as they care for our community’s most vulnerable children. We provide a monthly training and support group as well as give children entering foster care a care kit. The kit consists of a brand new diaper bag or backpack with a blanket, water bottle, book, flashlight, and other things to make them feel welcome in their new home.

Sherry Kubalsky

Sherry is a Christian author who writes books that are colorful, whimsical, and FUN! Perfect gift for any child to empower them to love themselves as God created them to be. Profits from sales go to missions. 

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