defend the cause: An Adoption & Foster Care Conference was held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Gray Road Baptist Church located at 5500 S. Gray Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46237. Click here for a map to the church.

This was a completely FREE event and was open to all who were interested.

Hands of Hope is hosting a mini-conference in February called Starting Points for all those considering adoption. Patty Jewell is speaking on “Traits of Successful Adoptive Families”. Click here for more information.

The other pages on the website will give you general information about what we seek to accomplish through this event.  Feel free to explore and learn more about us, and please email us if you have any questions.

Deak Family Testimony

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Although our adoption process officially started in March of 2011, the process theoretically started many years earlier. God placed the idea of adoption on our hearts over a decade ago when we were uncertain if we would have biological children. Fast forward 10 years, and we were blessed with two biological children, but the idea of adoption never left our mind.

We prayed for a shared vision as a couple for God’s direction for not only moving forward, but also with our agency choice, birth country, age, and gender. As we waited, we learned what is meant by the phrase, “our heart walking around on the other side of the world.” God is faithful. Our daughter arrived home in March of 2012. Her homecoming was not by any stretch the “end of the story”, as the process opened our eyes even more to the continued need to follow God’s imperative to care for the fatherless. Her addition to our family is a blessing SO BIG that words simply lack a just description.