May 11, 2017

After five years of volunteering with my friends at ECHO, it would be honest to say that I am so often filled with despair and hope, back and forth, as I have come to know a reality and a world that has never been my own. Every parent’s struggle, every situation of the...

November 28, 2016

This is a story about four hours that had an unexpected effect on my life. Four little hours out of the more than 720 available in a month that I decided to volunteer; let me tell you why I choose to do it, what I thought would happen and what actually happened.

Why? We...

June 11, 2015

My name is Lyanna and I have been married to my awesome husband for 18 years. We have 4 kiddos- 3 biological and one foster kiddo. Our one year anniversary of becoming foster parents is in September.


Our foster care journey began over three years ago. While we were liv...

June 1, 2015

ECHO stands for Everyday Christians Helping Orphans and we are just everyday, common ordinary people who want to make a difference in the lives of children in care in our community. We seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of kids placed outside of their homes...

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