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Adoption and Foster Care: Providing Hope for the Hurting

Sharen Ford moderates a discussion between Dan Dumas, Chuck Johnson, Emily Chapman Richards, Becky Weichhand about adoption and foster care at the Evangelicals for Life 2018 Conference in Washington DC. 

Becky Weichhand

Becky Weichhand has a J.D. from Regent Law, and is a licensed attorney in Virginia. She is currently the Executive Director at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.  Read More by this Author

Chuck Johnson

Chuck serves as president and CEO of the National Council For Adoption.  He is responsible for all aspects of NCFA, including management as well as implementing the organization's mission.  He is an advocate for children, birth parents, and adoptive families, and is a frequent writer, speaker, and commentator on adoption … Read More

Dan Dumas

Dan Dumas is the CEO and Founder of Red Buffalo and advocate for vulnerable children. He served as former Special Advisor for Foster Care and Adoption to the Governor of Kentucky.  Dan is interim teaching pastor at Crossing Church in Bardstown, KY. He is passionate about all things leadership, adoption, … Read More

Emily Chapman Richards

Emily Chapman Richards serves as Show Hope’s executive director. She has enjoyed watching Show Hope grow from a dream in her parents’ hearts to an organization that has helped thousands of children come to know the love of a family. After earning her bachelor’s in International Studies and Religion from … Read More

Sharen Ford

Dr. Sharen Ford is the program director for Focus on the Family’s adoption and orphan care efforts. In this role, she helps raise awareness of the need for adoptive families to provide loving and stable homes for the more than 100,000 waiting children in the U.S. foster care system.  Ford has … Read More