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Diego Fuller

Diego’s past is something you would see in a movie, something so unspeakable, but terribly true. He was a troubled kid that grew up without his parents, both of them were in jail. He was molested at eight years old & neglected by his father’s side of the family. One day, they packed all of his clothes up while he was at school, and when he got home they drove to the CPS office and dropped Diego off and left. Diego’s life was changed when he was Engrafted into Aaron Blake’s home.

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Sara Hagerty 

author of Every Bitter Thing is Sweet and Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World that Loves to be Noticed, and a blog about life delays, finding God in the unlikely, motherhood, marriage, and adoption.

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Devin Henderson

Devin Henderson has a funny way of helping people use humor to perform at their best. As an entrepreneur, father of 5, and a pain in the neck to the world’s most beautiful bride, Devin’s mantra is: “When life’s hard, laugh harder.” 

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Jason Johnson

As author of ALL IN Orphan Care and The Beauty and Brokenness of Foster Care and bloger at Jason Johnson | Blog, Jason has a passion to encourage and inspire families no matter where they are in their foster care and adoption journey and longs to see the gospel catalyze a movement of orphan care within the Church across the country around the world.

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Dr. David & Jayne Schooler

Dr. David and Jayne Schooler began the journey into the world of foster care and adoption in 1978, with a simple question by a youth in their church. “Would you become my foster parents?”  They answered yes and that changed the direction of their lives.

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George R. Williams, Ph. D.

has two decades of experience as a fathering practitioner, master trainer, public speaker, curricula developer and consultant.  He served a decade at the National Center for Fathering as a nationally-recognized fathering expert and is an assistant director of Faith-based and Community Initiatives for the state of Kansas and an associate pastor at a Kansas City area church.  Dr. Williams is a contributing author to the book, Why Fathers Count.