|Here are just some of the testimonies we have received…|
| Hope for Families,“There are no words that can truly describe our experience. We had no clue what a wonderful journey that lie ahead of us. Lynn and Ken are two of the most amazing people we have ever met. Through GOD, and Lynn and Ken, we were matched with our birthparents. Lynn or Ken never left us hanging. One or the other was present for every phone and and every meeting with the birthmother. They brought so much comfort to us through the entire adoption. Call day or night, same question as the day before and they will be pleased to help out. Always glad to hear from you the first call to now that our son is a year old. They have a passion and gift to help out adoptive parents and take every birthmother serious and watch over them and make sure they have everything at their fingertips to get them through a healthy pregnancy, as if they were family. It meant the world to us that even after the pregnancy Ken and Lynn counselled our birthparents through their road to recovery for free and seemed more than pleased to do so. Lynn builds such a great bond with the birthmother so her decision for adoption is truly what she desires. We showed up 7 days before our sons due date and they treated us as if we were family visiting from out of town. Showing us around town and taking us to some great places to eat even the first night in town. We truly believe that Lynn and Ken have a wonderful relationship with God and that through him they work wonders. We had such an amazing experience becoming a family thanks to Hope for Families. We are hoping to start the process again in 2016 and could not imagine going through anyone else but Hope for Families.”-A & TDear Ken and the entire Hope for Families Adoption Family,|
“We want to thank you for being amazing and wonderful to work with. We never thought we would have a child that was ours, and then one day we were blessed with someone offering us a baby. Everything for us happened so fast due to the circumstances. We felt so blessed that we were going to get this wonderful baby, however we were overwhelmed with everything that came with adopting a baby and it was not something we were looking at or prepared for.
By some miracle we found your wonderful organization, who guided us through everything we needed to do and made us feel very confident that we would get all this done, even under the time frame we had. You were our angels and working with you to get our home study completed , made things so much easier. The way you handled everything so quickly and efficiently was absolutely wonderful, thank you for being patient and caring and understanding of craziness during this process. Hope for Families and all the staff are absolutely wonderful. We would not be the happy family we are if it wasn’t for them.”
-Kevin and Dee Hope for Families,“You took us from a family of two to a family of three. Adoption is a long and often exhausting journey and we had been traveling it for almost 3 years when we found Hope for Families. We were impressed with being treated like people instead of a file number, the honesty of the agency and their obvious commitment immediately. We were so happy to see that the women that come to the agency for help to find homes for their children are ALSO treated as very special people who deserve and receive love and counsel from Hope for Families as they move through a brave and difficult decision. Before being blessed with our beautiful daughter we experienced a failed match. Hope for Families handled the situation with complete and total integrity. It was absolutely astounding to see in “this day and age” so much truth, compassion and caring for both sides of the equation. Although it was difficult to go through a failed match we never doubted for an instant that Hope for Families would come through for us and help us complete our dream. And they did. Thank you and we love you.”-Matt & NatalieDear Doctor Brown,“We have been working with Hope for Families for a year now and we would recommend this agency to anyone looking to adopt especially through foster adoption and interstate foster adoption. We contacted several agencies prior to Hope for Families and didn’t even receive a call back in several cases. We were on a list to adopt for infant adoption and with no contact with our agency for 6 months at a time. Dr. Brown and Jaymie were there for us for the entire process. This agency is easy to get in contact with and they are very knowledgeable about the legal aspects of adoption. Our children wouldn’t be home if it wasn’t for them, and our dream of being parents would never become true if it wasn’t for them. Aside from their professionalism they gave us reassurance in times where we didn’t think that our adoption would even happen and came through for us. They supported us and represented us to the other state involved. Adoption is hard, but working with people that care about placing children and creating families is crucial. They truly are in this for the family as a whole. Their motivation is definitely for finding children homes and the best for families. The fees paid pales in comparison to the amount of work and effort that is given by Hope for Families.” -Jody“Thank you so much for all your hard work on helping us to adopt our beautiful little girl!”-Jill, Andrew & HannahLynn and Ken,“Thank you will never be enough for all your hard work, phone calls and answering my questions. This little bundle of joy is a true blessing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!” Bless you! -SuzanneKen & Lynn,“We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us. Thank you again”.Trish, Harold & NicoleHFF Staff,“Thank you for your wisdom, understanding, patience and support.”-Jean and DavidDear Ken and Lynn,“We will never be able to say thank you enough. You made what could have been a difficult situation a joyous celebration. We pray our heavenly father’s blessing upon your lives.”-R & JDear Dr. Ken and Lynn, “This has been the most wonderful year of our life thanks to you! We can’t thank you enough for bringing a child into our life!” Love, T & TKen and Lynn,“You have been such a blessing with both of our adoptions and we appreciate your ministry.” God bless, Lisa Bobby Ethan and ConnorDear Ken and Lynn,“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of this service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Cor 9:12-15 NIVSomehow, someway I’d like to let you know just how grateful I am to have you in my life! Thank you doesn’t seem to be adequate, nothing does really! Your care and concern and kindness, and generosity that you have extended to me and my family is truly extravagant. I would truly be lost if it hadn’t been for all your counseling and care and friendship. I really do thank God for you and I always will! You were both part of God’s great rescue that he had in store for me. The great rescue of me and my sanity was through you both! I know that I am a better person because of your place and influence in my life. I am so grateful for you and everything you have done for me. I hope your day is fabulous and blessed and I hope you know that you are both gifts from God and I thank God for you a LOT! Be Blessed!”-HeidiDear Dr. Kenneth Brown,“On behalf of everyone at our Law Firm, I want to say thank you for the hard work and dedication that is placed into each Home Study. The quality of work that you complete is incomparable and we truly appreciate the care that each Client receives.”Adoption Law Firm“I would have to say This was a very stressful event for my daughter also me that led her down the path of hope. To have Lynn by my daughter’s side every step of the way, Even the birth sweet prayers out loud all the way through. To have a loving caring soul to look out for every need; clothing, food, and very importantly medical attention in my daughters this saved her little baby girl. There was a time in life someone couldn’t reach out for a mother in need as Lynn was there for this to unfold see my daughter thru also this precious baby that I’m able to know about as I am the Grand mother.The baby girl now in a precious loving family. Thank You So Much For Your Time.”-SusieDearest HFF,“Words cannot express what you did for my family. Our story was a Facebook fairytale orchestrated by Lynn and Ken and perfectly designed by GOD. It all started on July 7, 2014 when a situation was floating around on Facebook (Yes, a Facebook Adoption). After viewing the posting I called Hope For Families and to my surprise Lynn answered the phone. What I was most amazed by was the constant communication, encouragement, and attention that this agency gives it adoptive families and the birth mom. If you know the world of adoption, then you know that in a lot of cases it’s more about the money but quite honestly we knew going into this process that we didn’t have all of our money and Lynn was aware of that as well. Lynn never turned me away instead she gave me ideas and encouragement to extend our search financially. She took a leap of faith on me and my husband. My daughter was more than a business deal or adoption fee quota for this agency. The agency was open and as honest as they could be, while protecting me as well as birth mom. After speaking with birth mom on several occasions the birth mom chose us. The birth mom requested an African American family and I’m quite sure Lynn has many other Caucasian families home study ready….but they honored our birth mom’s request and this all happened so fast that even today we are still amazed. Within 17 days I had my daughter in my arms. Even after getting my daughter we immediately had emotional support via Attorney Kim Cunzo. She was simply fabulous…the entire time I was waiting and getting weary about receiving clearance through ICPC…she never left my side. Whether it was Sat or Sun the agency and their attorney took our phone calls.If you want an agency and attorney…a Dynamic Devoted Team for you and your birth parent. HOPE FOR FAMILIES is the only choice. We waited almost 2 years and the minute I got with this agency it was like a MIRACLE.”
Dr. D. D.
Dear HFF,“Our daughter was a blessing given to us in February of 2014. Her birthmother bravely put her into the hands of Lynn and Ken Brown and all the wonderful people of Hope For Families Adoption Agency. We had been waiting for about 2 years for a girl to adopt and throughout the process, everyone at Hope For Families was so supportive and caring. You would think that people who work in adoptions would be but our daughter was not the only child we adopted and – since we didn’t know about Hope For Families – we had
worked with other agencies that were not as caring and supportive. We never felt like any question or concern was stupid or wasting their time. If we were to adopt again we would not work with any other agency but Hope For Families.
You feel like part of a family when you work with Lynn and Ken Brown.”-T & J
Dear Ken and Lynn,“Words could never express just how thankful we are that God has brought yall into our lives! You both have made us feel so comfortable as we navigate our way through this process and for that we are truly grateful.”-M & R
“Will always have a warm place in my heart For Hope For Families. Could not have two better people in my life to lead me on this journey. Even in the bad times they are right there. So refreshing. Thanks Ken and Lynn. You two are the perfect team.”– Kellie
“Elated, joyful, hopeful, nervous scared… so many emotions ran through our heads as we received the call saying we had been matched with a birthmother and, by the way, the baby is due in 2 weeks! We had tried to have children for over 6 years unsuccessfully. When we first spoke with Lynn last December she was so positive and helpful that we knew Hope for Families was a good fit for us. In 10 months we got the call we never thought would come. Ken and Lynn are very warm, caring people. They prayed with us and for us throughout our journey. They sat with us as we waited for little Emma to be born. Sadly, on the day we were to sign papers, the birthmother changed her mind. We were devastated. Ken and Lynn met with us and wrapped us in hugs and prayers. That powerful love worked, because 4 days later we were holding our baby once more. It has been 2 months since Emma was born and they continue to offer words of encouragement and care as we work on finalizing our adoption. We couldn’t ask for a nicer bunch of people to help us complete our family!”-B & J
“We are so blessed to have found Hope for Families! Not only did Ken and Lynn Brown help us by providing our follow-up visits from a previous adoption, but they helped us complete our family when we adopted our youngest child, our only daughter. Doctor Ken and Lynn Brown, along with their support staff, have made an eternal difference in countless lives because of their ministry. We cannot thank them enough!”-T & J
“It had been six years since our last adoption, and we had no idea where to begin our journey. After finding Hope for Families on the Web, we hesitantly e-mailed Doctor Ken and Lynn Brown.
To our surprise and delight, Ken and Lynn called us the next morning and explained Florida laws and procedures regarding adoption and how an out-of-state adoption could work for us. They patiently answered our many questions and gave us the encouragement we needed to continue forward. After praying, we decided to contract with Hope for Families.
After matching with our birthmother a few weeks later, we were immediately impressed with the high level of care and concern Doctor Ken, Lynn, and their staff exhibited toward her. They reached out to her in love and made sure that her needs were addressed, yet they gave her the freedom to be independent and make decisions for herself and her baby.
We were equally touched by the level of openness Hope for Families showed toward our family. They walked with us through our journey step by step just as a friend would.
Our precious baby was born prematurely and with health concerns. Lynn stayed with our birthmother in the hospital and comforted her and our baby as we traveled to Florida. Doctor Ken and Lynn continued to be available to our birthmother and her extended family after she returned home.
Our little girl had a lengthy stay in NICU. Once again, the entire Hope for Families staff embraced us as if we were family. They prayed for our baby daily, and they were instrumental in making a stressful situation into a time of peace and joy.
Bringing our baby home was an event that no words can describe. She was loved before she ever got here. Her brothers and sisters continue to hover over her and shower her with kisses and cuddles. They want her near them during all of our activities. We cannot imagine what it would be like if she was not with us; she is a part of our hearts.
We highly recommend Hope for Families for both birth families and adoptive families. The compassion and integrity they extend toward all those involved in an adoption is what makes a happy ending.”-Bob & Joanne
“I came across Hope for Families when I was looking for the perfect family for my daughter who was 19 months old at the time. I had looked over many agencies even before she was born but not one of them felt right. Doctor Ken and Lynn Brown who are the founders of Hope for Families were my first contacts at the agency and I instantly fell in love with the way they treated me. They talked to me like I was a human being and that I had feelings that should be considered in all of this. I had spent the last 19 months and even before my daughter was born looking for the right agency to facilitate her adoption. I was so happy when I came across Ken and Lynn.
I could not ask for a better agency than Hope for Families Adoption. Granted things in my adoption did not really go the way they should have but that was in no way the agencies fault or Ken and Lynn’s. I found the perfect family for my little girl when I found Hope for Families. I really can’t say enough good things about this agency. They have always been on the other end of the line when I have needed someone to talk to or to just vent. They have always gone to bat for me in what most would consider the simplest of requests such as pictures that I had been promised by the adopting family. The family delayed in sending them but Ken and Lynn made sure I finally received the pictures. They really go the distance for their birth moms and genuinely care about you.
My adoption was not the traditional adoption. My daughter was being adopted at 19 months old. I always knew that my daughter was meant for a family out there somewhere and Ken and Lynn helped me find that family. While I do not always agree with the decisions that my daughters adoptive family make for her I can’t complain about it really because this is what I have asked them to do. I asked them to make decisions in her best interest and I asked them to care for her and give her everything that her little heart desires and they have gone above and beyond to make sure my little girl is happy, healthy and loving life. If I would have never found Hope for families I don’t think that my little girl would have found her forever family. Ken and Lynn Thank you so much for doing everything you have done for me. You all are forever in my heart and my thoughts. Hope for Families will forever be a part of my life and I will always spread the word of their services to anyone who is in need of them.”-K & E
“Hello, my name is Nicole. I am going to tell you a story. A true story about strength, weaknesses, courage, opportunity and enormous gratification. I am 35 years old and have been through good times, bad times, and many tough times. At the age of 34, I was living in Okeechobee when I found out that I was pregnant. The father was in jail and I was alone with no money and no job. I went to the Okeechobee Pregnancy Center and spoke with great counselors. I knew I had to make a decision. I was considering adoption again but wasn’t sure. That’s when I got to speak to Lynn Brown.
My next visit there, I got to meet both Ken and Lynn. What a wonderful experience. They are truly two angels sent from heaven for the sole purpose of making people’s lives better and providing HOPE. That is why their agency is called HOPE FOR FAMILIES.
I picked out wonderful adoptive parents. They have been married a while. They are financially secure, have lots of “things” – but they can’t have children. These two wonderful people have been waiting for a child for three years. I could not even imagine!
I am sure that they were very excited when they received that call from Lynn saying that they were chosen by me and would be having a child soon.
Not long after they received that call did I get to talk to them. From that moment on I knew I had made the right choice. Their dreams of having a child were coming true and because all because of me and Hope for Families!
I shared this because I want other people to feel the satisfaction that I felt and still feel today by choosing adoption. It’s a very unselfish and beautiful thing to do. I pray you make the right decision. I did.”