Saturday, November 21, 2009

Project Hopeful

The Twietmeyer Family

The following is a message from the Twietmeyer's who founded an adoption ministry called Project Hopeful that serves orphans that are HIV positive. Invite God speak to your heart as you check out their web site at

Project HOPEFUL was born out of blessed ignorance. Realizing that the waiver process made no sense for our HIV+ children, but (some of us) not even knowing who our legislative representatives were, gathered some mothers on a mission and God took it from there. It took several mothers with the same vision to combine forces to help initiate change on behalf of our HIV+ children abroad. Nothing less than divine intervention lead us to McLane Layton of Equality for Adopted Children (EACH: to bring the specific needs of our children to the forefront and to bring attention to the necessary changes needed with regards to immigration. We are still the willing and blessed conduit between EACH and families dealing with the I601 waiver requirements and other immigration challenges for their HIV+ children. Project HOPEFUL continues to expect and accept nothing less than what is favorable and excellent for these precious children with HIV and their families, and we will strive to make things better for these precious little ones, those with families and those waiting for families. We continue to come alongside families called to adopt children with HIV. We are committed to EDUCATE, ENCOURAGE, and ENABLE families in ALL ways for the sake of the children and their blessed families.

It is our dream and vision that NO child affected by HIV is waiting for their forever home because of ignorance or lack of funding and to help to attend to the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs specific to these types of adoptions and children. We believe that the CHURCH has a special responsibility to God to care for orphans, to support families called to adoption, and to refuse to forget the children left behind. We continue to expect God's Divine touch on everything we set out to do for the sake of His kids and the families He appoints for them. We are committed to ALL adoptive families regardless of race, religion, or family composition, and humbly thank God for the opportunity to serve Him and HIS in this worthy quest.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted from the world. " James 1:27

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