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

Faith Statement

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.

We believe that marriage is a sacred covenant before God and man between one man and one woman instituted by God from the beginning of Creation.

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 cultivate these values. We believe, above all, that 5C leaders develop our leadership potential for the glory of God.

Our values are reflected in our  “5C Leadership Framework.” These are, in order of priority:

Core Values

“In God We Trust” as our moral compass


Honorable virtues exhibited in all areas of life


Sustainable excellence


Courageous truth and transparency


Active helpfulness

Our Staff

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 Braun

Debra Broussard

Jackie Casper

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

Emelie Mavligit

Catherine and George McCanse

Patricia and Cullen Moore

Lisa and Michael O’Leary

Christina and Alexander Papandreou

Cathy Pratt

Kelly and Carl Price

Isla Carroll Reckling

Melody Royall

Tenel “T” Tayar

Denise Traylor Whetsell and John Whetsell

Mary Whilden

Kim and Reid Wilson

Gaye Lynn and Stuart Zarrow

Kelly Zenner

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 CN 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

M.D. Anderson

National Christian Foundation

The Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation

Ray C. Fish Foundation

The Simons Foundation

Sterling-Turner Foundation

Strake Foundation

The Tapeats Fund

The Wallace Family Foundation


Willard and Ruth Johnson Foundation