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Nightlight also provides reunions for families to get together throughout the year for picnics and trips to amusement parks. These reunions allow the children to see old friends or make new friends who were adopted just the way they were.

Every year, Nightlight brings children over to Southern California from orphanages in Eastern Europe. These tours are to raise awareness of these precious children and the wonderful addition they or the many others back home could make to an American family.

Nightlight Foundation is the humanitarian and outreach division of Nightlight Christian Adoptions. Nightlight sponsors several programs in Eastern Europe and Asia to help the children who are left behind. Educational programs are funded, cultural events are sponsored, and material aid is sent to the orphanages.

When families return with their children, there is a time of adjustment. Most of the issues that arise are normal problems that all children face; others are more complex. Nightlight provides professional support to our client families to ease them through the transition.


Our first Event to raise awareness of embryo adoption was held in Richmond, Virginia. About 60 people enjoyed an evening of great music, a nice dinner, and moving speakers. The Vest family shared their journey through embryo adoption. Their two beautiful children entertained the audience with their playfulness and brought tears to many eyes as they climbed into their parents’ arms giving kisses and hugs as they spoke. Dr. John Pierce, an OBGYN doctor at the Medical College of Virginia, shared his perspective from the medical field and Victoria Charbonneau shared about the joys of adoption. Many people asked questions at the end and the agency has received several calls for more information since the dinner.

The Texas Event Weekend followed and was a great success. On Thursday, August 3rd, Hope Cottage in Dallas held an informational seminar on embryo adoption. The seminar was very successful, with attendees from a variety of racial backgrounds. Both genetic and prospective adopting parents came to learn about the option. There were also members of the press covering the seminar. On the following Saturday, a reunion was held at the Ranch of Lonesome Dove. This was attended by both Snowflakes and international clients, as well as the Star Community Newspaper and the local CBS Station.



Our Southern California event to raise awareness of embryo adoption was a great success. The event was held at Pump It Up in Anaheim Hills, CA on April 28th. The children and parents enjoyed getting together. Many of them had an opportunity to talk with reporters from the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register, who in turn will share information with the public through articles in their papers about embryo adoption. Events of this type will also be held in other regions around the country. If you are interested in participating in Washington state, Georgia, Pennsylvania, or the Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky area, please let us know. We would love to have you be a part of this exciting work. You may contact Kathryn Deiters at for further information.

On August 12th, the Colorado Event took place. There was a wonderful response, with great attendance, lots of questions asked, and many packets of information taken. Ted Harvey of the Colorado House of Representatives spoke, as did John Fuller of Focus on the Family, Ron Stoddart, and Marlene Strege (Snowflake Adopting Mom). Family News in Focus and the local television station Channel 7 covered the event.

Snowflakes kids planted trees in the Family Tree Garden at Irvine Regional Park during the Southern California Embryo Awareness event held on August 26. Congressman Ed Royce and local Assemblyman Chuck DeVore spoke on the issues surrounding embryo adoption, and many Snowflakes families were in attendance to share their experiences with this successful form of adoption.

If you would like to be involved in these outreach efforts, please contact Kathryn Deiters at to get more information.