Cherri Walrod is the Founder and Executive Director of Resources4Adoption. Cherri has successfully completed three international adoptions. For more than ten years, she has spent hundreds of hours researching financing options including grants, loans and fundraisers. She has helped others fulfill their adoption dreams, and has a thorough knowledge of the intricacies of the adoption process.Read More
JT Olson is a Board of Directors Member for Resources4Adoption. In addition to serving on R4A's board, Olson is the founder and executive director for the Both Hands Foundation. He has previously spent ten years as president of an executive search firm, and has over 20 years of experience in sales and sales management. Olson uses these experiences in management and sales to assist adoptive families in managing fundraising programs.
Aaron Fogleman is a Board of Directors Member for Resources4Adoption. In addition to serving on R4A's board, Fogleman is Marketing Director for Brittany's Hope Foundation, a a 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to aiding abandoned children around the world. In his position, he has been responsible for guiding the strategy for all communications, website, public relations and collateral to consistently articulate the organization's mission.
Susan Nichols is a Board of Directors Member for Resources4Adoption. She is mother to seven children, six of whom have been adopted from three continents. As her children came home, Susan discovered a severe need in the adoption community for post-adoption support. She spends her spare time educating other adoptive parents about the services, groups, and support available to them.
Julie Clobes is a Board of Directors Member for Resources4Adoption. She became involved in international adoption in 2005 and has 3 adopted children. She has a heart for orphans and widows and is praying that God will equip their family to continue to be able to open their home to others who are in search of a forever family. She is excited to be involved in a project which educates, promotes, and assists other families to receive the blessings that she has experience through the miracle of adoption.
"Thanks for your help and this website is very wonderful –it’s been helpful."
Gail B. ~ Adoptive Parent
Cherri Walrod is the Founder and Executive Director of Resources4Adoption. Cherri has successfully completed three international adoptions. For more than ten years, she has spent hundreds of hours researching financing options including grants, loans and fundraisers. She has helped others fulfill their adoption dreams, and has a thorough knowledge of the intricacies of the adoption process.
I grew up in rural southeast Kansas. My passion for adoption began as a 12-year-old girl when missionaries from Africa visited my church with their adopted daughter. This planted a seed of interest in international adoption that was watered and nurtured for 20 years.
Resources4Adoption has been a vision of mine for more than ten years.
My husband and I knew we wanted to adopt, but when I began searching for financial resources, I became frustrated by the lack of information. But we were committed and determined to make our adoption dream a reality. After literally hundreds of hours of research, countless emails, dozens of phone calls, stacks upon stacks of paperwork and an out-pour of support from friends and family, we were blessed with three wonderful adopted children.
Adoption is such a beautiful experience, and I wanted to make it more feasible and eliminate some of the stress involved, so more moms and dad could bring their children home. My goal was to create one comprehensive site so parents would not have to repeat my experience, trying to navigate through broken links and outdated information to find resources to help them (yes, there are resources that can help you!)
It took nine years of information-gathering and careful planning, but at last Resources4Adoption is here! It offers a wealth of knowledge that can only be obtained through hundreds of dedicated hours, first-hand experience and a passion for adoption.
As you venture on your adoption journey, I hope you find Resources4Adoption to be beneficial. If it helps you—if even in the slightest—bring home your son or daughter, I have succeeded. Use the information from Resources4Adoption, and never, ever lose sight of your dream. With hope, determination and the right knowledge, your adoption dreams CAN and WILL become a reality!
Cherri ~ Founder and Director