While attending a conference in Atlanta, GA in late 2009, Hal and Jen Griffin, the founders of Remnant, heard the story of one family’s adoption during the highlight of a leading family organization, Bethany Christian Services. Having already been on a journey to start their own family since 2006, they left knowing without question that adoption would somehow be a part of their story too, but just weren’t sure when.
The seed that was planted that day would only continue to grow the more they learned about the beauty of adoption, how great the need is, and the incredible work that Bethany does for children and families all over the world. A partnership with Bethany was begun in September of 2011 when it became clear the time to pursue adoption had come.
Throughout that initial year long road of applications, questionnaires, classes, book readings, interviews, out of town meetings, and all of the waiting in between, one thing remained the same -- a deep desire to be a family to a child who would otherwise not know one.
They have now been through the adoption process 3 times and have been able to share stories of their personal journey to help encourage others who may be thinking about adopting. In July of 2013, Hal and Jen adopted their first daughter Ruthie Mavis, and their second daughter Imogene Rose in May of 2016. Most recently they became a family of 5 by adopting their first son, Pace Wilder in March of 2018, and would say that adoption has been the best thing they've ever been a part of.
KIN is family.
And family means a whole lot to us.
There are many who grow up not knowing the love of a family, and that breaks our heart. There are also many who live wanting nothing more than to be that family to a child in need despite the obstacles.
Adoption is expensive and not everyone can afford it. So when you purchase one of our KIN Leather Wrap Bracelets, know that you are making this adoption possible. And since we realize that this cause is bigger than us, when our adoption is complete, we’re committed to helping others do the same by continuing to partner with Bethany and fund other adoptions.
When you invest in others, you become family.
You become kin.
Who Is Bethany?
Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. Bethany is recognized as a prominent leader in social services worldwide, and we are the largest adoption agency in the U.S. Founded in 1944, our mission calls us to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families around the world.