Brad and his wife, Jo, became increasingly involved in adoption and orphan care following the adoption of two of their children in 2003 and 2005. Brad and Jo are high school sweethearts and are now the parents of six children. A graduate of Messiah College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Brad served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force for four years before returning to central Pennyslvania to complete his residency in Internal Medicine. In addition to working as a physician, Brad is a passionate advocate for the fatherless. He and Jo are in the process of adopting their seventh child.
Liz Moore graduated from Miami University with degrees in Communications and Political Science. She worked as a municipal bond broker for 6 years before leaving the finance industry to become the Director of Development for a not-for-profit adoption agency. Liz has experience developing philanthropic strategies for non-profit organizations including: fundraising, event planning, and grant writing. She has a passion for finding adoptive families for special needs children.Liz currently lives in New York city with her husband Greg and their two children.
Anthony and Adéye met on the mission field in South Africa. Their lives were forever changed in 2006 when they traveled to China to adopt their first daughter with special needs. They returned to America with the faces of the children they left behind forever etched in their memories. With that came an urgency to be a voice, to fight for the cause of the ones who had none. The Salems are exceedingly blessed with nine children. Anthony serves as a hospice chaplain and Adéye homeschools their children and advocates for orphans in desperate situations. The cry of their hearts is always the same, “Break our hearts for the things that break yours, Father!”
Michael graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and spent time working as an Outward Bound leader in Minnesota and as a high school teacher at an independent K-12 school in Tulsa, OK. After attending the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Michael has spent most of his career in strategy, operations, and private equity, most recently as CEO of a Denver-based healthcare services and technology company. Michael and Jill have four sweet, fun, and spirited children. Three were born on US soil, and one joined from Ukraine in December, 2012.
Laurie Sloan is the Founder of the Thanks Jordan Foundation www.thanksjordan.org and the founder of the Raw Vegan Cafe in Lockport, IL. She is a cancer survivor who sees every day as a gift and loves to help others to do the same.
Jodi Jackson Tucker is the mother of seven children, four of whom are adopted. She serves as the International Director of Orphan Sunday, a program of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, www.orphansunday.org She is on the Board of Directors of Project Hopeful, www.projecthopeful.org , a ministry that advocates for adoption of children with HIV and other special needs. Jodi is the author of Fasten Your Sweet Belt: 10 Things You Need to Know About Older Child Adoption. She and her family live in Durham, North Carolina. She is an advocate for adoptive parents and volunteers much of her time to serving orphans and their adoptive families.