THE MINISTRY Embrace Me Adoption & Foster Care is a ministry of Water of Life Community Church in Fontana, California. Senior Pastor Dan Carroll has imbedded in the hearts of his congregation to have Passion for God and Compassion for People. The nexus of this story is all about passion and compassion. THE STORY The Founders' Story begins with one childless woman's journey through infertility, adoption, foster care, a community project and a passion that transformed into a ministry. The Birth Story is how their pastor said YES to the ministry which ushered in the Ministry Launch that led to The Collaboration with surrounding churches, child welfare and government entities creating The Call of Embrace Me THE CALL The Call of Embrace Me is to provide Information, Support & Services to those on the journey of foster care and adoption and to mobilize the church to embrace these families with wraparound resources. THE VISION Our vision is for every child to experience the healing power and unconditional love of Jesus Christ through a church-sponsored ministry to foster and adoptive families as they fulfill the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of children in their care. THE PRAYER We pray that our story will inspire you to: - Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent - Become a Sponsor/Partner/Donor - Initiate a Ministry in Your Church Isabel Hunt is an adoptive, biological and former foster parent. Her journey to motherhood includes years of infertility, a kinship placement, an agency adoption, a miracle birth and a foster care experience. After their foster care experience, her teenage sons began a Community Project where they received a Community Hero Award. They took their mission to the church which paved the way for the inception of Embrace Me Adoption & Foster Care creating a forum where "everyone can do something" and engaging business sponsors and empowering partners through their 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Isabel's passion and vision has led to the mobilization of a team of volunteers that advocate towards this great cause so that every child has a family, community and church who will embrace them. Author, speaker, advocate, wife to Jim Hunt and grandmother to Isaac- she is the Founder of Embrace Me Adoption & Foster Care, together with her children. www.wateroflifecc.org/embraceme.