Our families are irreplaceable.
Pathways for Little Feet was founded because we believe God called us to help bridge the financial gap that was keeping families from adopting. Helping a family overcome the financial ‘mountain’ to adopt a child brings our organization so much joy!
The Pathways for Little Feet Family Fund provides financial support through interest-free adoption loans. As family loans are paid back through monthly repayments, the money helps other families adopt. This sustainable stewardship model has helped bring over 550 children into Christian homes!
Process & Eligibility
Pathways for Little Feet, for us, was more than just the financial resources. They were calling to pray for us, to check on us, and they provided support as well…”
James 1:27 describes caring for the orphan as “pure religion.” As we look back at what God has done through Pathways families, it is profoundly humbling to have been a witness to His love for the orphan and the adoptive family!
We thank you for your continued payments which helps our Pathways Family Fund remain sustainable and allows for more families to adopt more children.
We want to stay connected with you and continue to serve you! Please keep us updated on what’s going on with your family and let us know how we can serve you through prayer!
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At Pathway’s for Little Feet, we strongly believe in the power of prayer. It’s at the core of everything we do. We’d love to continue to pray for your family, please let us know how we can!
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Pathways not only helped us financially, but it has come alongside of us in other ways as well. We could not have asked for more. Pathways’ help with 3 of our 8 adoptions has been unparalleled.
– Majewski Family
Here are some resources that we believe can also help those seeking to adopt. Most of these are specific towards helping financially, but there are also other resources found below as well. If you would like help or assistance with something and you can’t get that help below, please reach out to us and we’d love to be able to serve you as we’re able.
Family is not defined by our genes.
It is built and maintained through love.
For us, adoption is first and foremost a calling. As a Christian, it’s a calling from God. And, it’s a privilege to serve Him in this way.
We are both from Kenya, our daughter is from Ethiopia and our son was born in the United States. We are truly an immigrant family. When we adopted our daughter, we made a promise to her that we would stay connected with her friends from the orphanage. In our hometown, there is an adoption agency who has helped many families adopt children from the same orphanage. We reached out to these families and have begun to get together regularly. As we built our community, we came up with ideas for building tighter relationships, such as an annual family camp. We are up to 100 families!
Through social media, we discovered the resources which were available for the adoption of our son. Out of those discussions, we found out about Pathways.
We want you to know how thankful we are for organizations like yours who stand up to help families like ours. We hope you know how important you are to us. We would not have been able to adopt our son had it not been for Pathways. You do important work for which we are very grateful.
“We both came into our marriage with adoption at the forefront of our minds, especially with Derek having been adopted as a young child. After a financially devastating failed adoption we selectively searched for guidance from adoption non-profits. We found Pathways for Little Feet whose faith core values matched ours. We were referred by Faithful Adoption Consultants, a faith-based referral service. Pathways approved us for a $7,500 loan and without it, we would not have been able to afford the adoption. The help from Pathways was clearly a miracle and enabled us to say yes to our baby.
We were told not to make any big plans around the birthmother’s due date, near the end of January. Despite this advice, Derek left town for a convention a day early. I recall asking him several times if he was sure he wanted to leave early. Sure enough, the call came in the middle of that night. Derek had to race home from the conference, three hours away to pick me up so we could begin our 12-hour drive from Tennessee to Houston. We arrived soon after Landyn was born. We had been in contact with Landyn’s birthmother for the two months leading up to her birth, which proved to be such a blessing. When we arrived at the hospital and walked into the room, we were not complete strangers, and we wanted to spend as much time as we could, getting to know her more intimately. There was an instant connection between us and we could even picture ourselves being friends with her. Six months later, I still text her 3 or 4 times a week and a relationship of love and insight has developed between us. Landyn has three siblings belonging to her birthmother that she will want to meet someday. I find myself on numerous occasions telling others how important Landyn’s birth family has proved to be.
We remember how isolating it felt to not know anyone in Houston. We decided to call Pathways as we left the hospital in Houston. Pathways had provided amazing emotional support the previous six months. We asked Sandy if we could run by the office with our loan agreement. We could tell she was confused as to why we could not mail it from Tennessee. We told her we were in Houston and had our newborn daughter with us. We could hear the shock in her voice. Landyn was two days old!
Sandy, Rob, and Kelli came down to the truck to meet us and our new baby girl. There were lots of hugs and tears. And praise God, lots of pictures. And most important, before leaving, we all prayed together.
Our advice to anyone considering adoption is, ‘do it, do not get discouraged, do not give up’. Any doubts we ever had were forgotten instantly when we held our daughter for the first time. Had we not stayed faithful to where God was leading us, we would not have Landyn with us now. You have to know who you are and what your limits are and what you are capable of providing. It is all about the child. You must have a calling and you must have conviction. Thanks for letting us be part of the Pathways Family!”
Lawrence and Sherry Majewski are self-described, “common, everyday people.” But to the 8 daughters, they have adopted over the past 17 years, they are anything but “common.”
I’ll be ready the transcript from the interview Kerr had with this family. God initially formed a picture in our minds of our future as adoptive parents. Through much prayer, study, and counsel, we finally settled on adopting internationally from China. Our first 3 daughters came from their non-special needs program. In 2006, we sensed God might be prompting us to adopt a special needs child, so we began to pray, and after a period of time, it was confirmed in our minds and hearts. I saw on the agency’s website a beautiful child who had spina bifida. We knew from experience that adoptions were costly, and now we would be taking on the additional medical expenses of a special needs child who would require unknown amounts of money, emotional energy, and patience. We didn’t know how we were going to pay for it all, but we trusted God. That’s when Pathways for Little Feet entered our lives.
Each adoption brings its own challenges. For us, it was always financed. We are common, everyday people. We are not wealthy, but God provided in the financial realm. I remember when Pathways for Little Feet called us for the first time to tell us our application had been approved, asking if they could pray for us. That prayer put chills down my spine. It was as if those words were my own: the exact things for which we needed prayer. Pathways not only helped us financially, but it has come alongside of us in other ways as well. We could not have asked for more. Pathways’ help with 3 of our 8 adoptions has been irreplaceable. Pathways joined with us and helped us. They allowed us to adopt Aneyah, Brynn, and Bailey, who did not have a mom or dad, by providing us with 3 separate zero-interest loans, one in 2010, one in 2014, and one in 2017. Pathways is our saving grace.
The interest-free loan for Aneyah not only allowed us to finalize her adoption, it freed up money to pay for critical medical procedures necessary to keep her alive. She suffered with her intestines being wrapped around her stomach, a hiatal hernia, the need for an appendectomy and the removal of her gallbladder. The Pathways’ loan for Bailey, whom we adopted at age 4, also had a dramatic effect on her life. She also has spina bifida, which means she has to be catheterized. Bailey was a little girl who had been in foster care her whole life, and when she arrived at her new home, she threw temper tantrums every day for two weeks, struggling with the abrupt changes in her world. We loved her as much as she would allow, and little by little, she began to trust us, and now we have a phenomenal relationship with her. All 3 girls are a wonderful part of our family. These are 3 of the many lives we are changing every day here at Pathways for Little Feet.
“After a long struggle and finally bringing one son home from Ethiopia in February 2011, we thought adoption #2 would go smoother. Well, it didn’t.
After investing lots of money with an adoption agency, we found out in February 2013 that they were going bankrupt, taking our George Washington’s with them. Now, with a new adoption agency that graciously moved us closer to the front of the line than to the rear, we had a referral in the Fall of 2013.
However, in May of 2014, we found out that this young boy would never be ours, based on an in-country decision from the Ethiopian government.
In the fall of 2014, we got a referral for Silas. And, after another long wait (“long wait” and adoption seem to be too close of kin) we brought him home in November 2015! Today, Silas is doing great!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Pathways for making this adoption possible with your interest-free loan. Without it, Silas might not be in our family. We spent nearly 8 out of 10 years adopting our two sons, with so many people and agencies helping us along the way! God has blessed us, and uses our family to grow us into the likeness of His Son, Jesus Christ.”