CELEBRATING 13 YEARS!! (We are officially a teenager)

Coming upon our anniversary here at ABBA Adoption our family is in celebration mode with several birthdays.  One in particular in the past couple weeks was my son Aiden, who just turned 13!  The big birthday!!  Finally a TEEN!!  He is our 4th child to celebrate that milestone and each time it is a fresh (and terrifying) feeling of all things new to experience; later bedtime, more choices in movies (with strong parental oversight, of-course), more independence, and more responsibility.  Then in our family there is the “finally can have gum” and coffee!  I know…..crazy, but that’s the rules…..no gum or coffee till your 13!  It’s more of a maturity issue.  It gives them something tangible they haven’t been able to freely do before and now they can have those freedoms.  Maturity…..yes, that time in life when you expect some of the childish behaviors to disappear and for the now teenager to step it up a notch in the responsibilities!  It’s an exciting time of new experiences for both the child and the parents.

In pondering that milestone for my son, I got to thinking about ABBA Adoption and what new things lie ahead.  We are spreading our wings in new areas.  Some that we have only dreamed about, that now get to become reality, like chewing gum freely for the first time.  I mean, you’ve chewed gum, but now there is a freedom to enjoy that privilege in a way you’ve never been able to before.  Or that morning cup of coffee.  From your first sip, you pucker from the bitterness of it, then, as your taste for coffee matures, you enjoy the warmth it brings and the fascination of having it in many formats; black, flavored creamer, latte’, or espresso double shot, please and thank you!

We are kicking off our 13th anniversary with many new things to come!  AND WE ARE EXCITED!  You will see a whole new web-site and new marketing strategies coming very soon!  We want you, our adoptive families, birth moms and friends to learn more about us as an agency and what sets us apart.  This will give ABBA Adoption the ability to have more opportunities to minister to those that need us most!

In our 13 years, we have walked with well over 200 adoptive families and birth parents in this journey of adoption all the while maintaining our strong pro-life, pro-family, pro-ministry calling to our community!  Thank you for allowing us to be a vital part of your life!

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Kandi Barnhill-Cox

Kandi is married to Chris. They have seven children, with four through adoption, which all have various special needs. Kandi has a heart for helping other women choose life for their babies. She has worked in the pro-life arena for since 1996 where she began to help women who were dealing with the devastation of abortion. She was a co-founder of an Abortion Support Ministry that took the steps to become a Pregnancy Care Center. In 2002, Kandi went to work full-time in the adoption field. In 2004, Kandi knew the Lord was calling her to begin the steps of opening a Christ-centered adoption agency.

Throughout her time in the pro-life movement, Kandi has helped women from all walks of life in their decision to parent a child or to make an adoption life plan. She has been instrumental in helping women that are post-abortive in taking them through the process of finding healing so that they may live more productive lives. Kandi counts it a blessing to have the opportunity to pour into women’s lives as they journey through the path of adoption, helping them make a life plan for their child and see hope restored in those women’s lives.

Kandi has helped hundreds of families pray earnestly and walk through the adoption process. She knows that she is just a vessel for God to use. It is her love of family, children and her faith that drives her passion to see women find their worth in Christ, that abortion is abolished, a child’s life is saved and that families are prayed for as they journey down this process of adoption

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