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Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world. - James 1:27 (NET)

Our family started ten years ago with the marriage of Joel and Janel in El Paso, TX.  God has placed the opportunity of adoption on our hearts as a way to care for those without a family, and so we seek to bring a child home from an orphanage in China to raise with our other three children.  As God has blessed us in many ways, with a roof over our heads, food to eat, the best medical care in the world, steady provision, a wonderful church home, and a community of family and friends, we believe that the best way we can practice Pure & Undefiled Religion right now with our young family is right where we live: in our home.

We have chosen to use Adoption Bridge as a means of communicating our story and providing the opportunity to help us, by means of informed prayers and financial support.  Whatever your connection to us may be, we thank you for your prayers, contributions, or simply your interest in our journey!

Annalyn Parrish

We love you guys and can’t wait to meet your new little one, whom God is preparing for you and you for! ❤️❤️❤️


Todd Peterson

Janet Barr

Praying, praying and so glad our God hears us.

Ben Campbell

May the Lord bless you and your family for loving people the way Jesus loves!

Jamie Paneral

Praying for you all in this journey! Love you!

Angelica Chavez

Thank you for shining God’s Light unto the world

Angela Fraser

In lieu of a Christmas gift for herself, Marla Blakeney suggested a donation to your efforts. We are excited to see how God works to honor your family for your obedience and faithfulness. Blessings!

Patrick Shindo

Catherine Paneral Gingerich

Such an amazing family! God bless y’all!

Danny Harris

Merry Christmas! May the Lord bless your growing family, Love the Harris Family :)

Annie Paneral Patton

Wishing you many blessings on this journey!