About Pathways for Little Feet
Our mission is to provide sustainable care for orphans.
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans…”
– James 1:27
Pathways for Little Feet mission of providing sustainable care for orphans manifests itself in three primary ways–Pathways Family Fund, Pathways Family Care, and Little Farms for Little Feet. In our genesis, we saw that there were many families wanting to adopt, they just lacked the financial means to do so. This led to the creation of our Perpetual Family Fund. It is an interest-free loan program that maximizes the benefit of each dollar contributed by reusing it time after time as the loan is repaid, helping child after child join a loving family.
From our time in orphan care and adoption ministry, we have seen that adoptive families have many spiritual, emotional, and physical needs, in addition to their already high financial need. This led to Pathways Family Care. We hope to provide pre/post emotional and spiritual care and support to our families as they navigate this new season of life!
In 2017, in a partnership with Lifesong, we launched Farms for Little Feet which focuses on care and support for “aged out” orphans. We’ve helped purchase land to build a high-value farm which can provide jobs and training to orphans on the verge of aging out of their orphanages.
Pathways at a Glance
Our Guiding Values
We are an organization of leaders.
We believe a great, sustainable organization begins with “5C” leadership, and that every person within our organization is called to learn and teach these values in themselves and others. We believe leaders lift not only their values and vision, but others as well. We believe, above all, that we should cultivate our leadership potential for the glory of God.
Our 5-C staff are some of the most hard working and dedicated advocates for adoption. They envision a world where every child is a part of a loving family and are doing what they can to make that vision a reality.
Our Governing Board
Our Governing Board members are leaders and irreplaceable changemakers. They passionately share our belief that every child deserves to be a part of a loving family and loving families deserve the opportunity to adopt. This team has helped form the foundation of who we are, and set the vision for where we are headed.
Our Advisory Board
Abby and Trey Bocage
Kristin and Joe Bourgeois
Kathy and Chad Braun
Lisa and Canon Coleman
Gayle and John Durie
Nicole and Aaron Gobert
Rebecca and Keith Hofmann
Christine and Radkey Jolink
Jennifer B. LeMaster
Ellen and Leo Linbeck, III
Jenny and E. Clark Lutz
Catherine and George McCanse
Patricia and Cullen Moore
Lisa and Michael O’Leary
Christina and Alexander Papandreou
Kelly and Carl Price
Isla Carroll Reckling
Tenel “T” Tayar
Denise Traylor Whetsell and John Whetsell
Kim and Reid Wilson
Gaye Lynn and Stuart Zarrow
Our Foundation Contributors
The generosity of these foundations have helped permanently change the lives of more than 500 children!
Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation
The Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
Alice and David C. Bintliff Foundation
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
The Bayou Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Tucker
The Butcher Fund
Carl C. Anderson, Sr and Marie Jo Anderson
The C. N. and Maria Papadopoulos Charitable Foundation
Don A. Sanders Family Foundation
The Ellwood Foundation
First Presbyterian Church of Houston
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
The Greentree Fund
The Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation
The Hildebrand Foundation
The Huffington Foundation
Jack H. and William M. Light Charitable Trust
The Jenny and Jim Elkins Family Fund
The John M. O’Quinn Foundation
Kerr and Jill Taylor Family Foundation
The Kirk Edwards Foundation
The Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation
The Linbeck Family Charitable Foundation
Madison Charitable Foundation
The Margaret and James A. Elkins Foundation
National Christian Foundation
The Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation
Ray C. Fish Foundation
The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation
The Simons Foundation
The Tapeats Fund
The Wallace Family Foundation
Willard and Ruth Johnson Foundation