Our Mission, Vision & Stewardship Model
Pathways for Little Feet is a Christ-centered organization with the vision of a world in which every child is a permanent member of a loving family. Learn More.
Pathways’ Mission is to promote adoption through education, advocacy, and financial assistance.
Our “Perpetual Family Fund” is a superior stewardship model of sustainability. Learn More.
|1998||Founders (Kerr & Jill Taylor) adopt their daughter from an orphanage in Russia.|
|2000||Founders create a private fund to assist children’s adoption and support numerous initiatives.|
|2003||Founders help support “Summer of Hope” for older children and other adoption advocacy programs.|
|2007||Research and marketing organization is hired to determine the “greatest need” within the world of adoption advocacy to carry out the vision of “creating a world in which every child belongs in a loving home.” Symposium with leaders (CEOs, Academics and researchers of adoption advocacy organizations) is held to vett and determine “best practices” to respond to research findings.|
|2008||Pathways for Little Feet, a “501(c)(3)” nonprofit organization is established, initial staff is hired, and a “pilot program” to carry out the new organizations mission “to help families adopt children through financial assistance” is commenced. The first 27 children–16 of whom have “special needs”–are brought into loving families with the aid of funds from Pathways.|
|2009||A total of 57 children (from inception) are brought into “loving families” with the aid of Pathway funds—29 of whom have “special needs.”|
|2010||An average of 1 child per week is currently being brought into a loving home. “Vision 2014,” a strategic plan, is launched to enhance marketing, increase funding, and grow staff in order to help a total of 1,000 children join loving families by the end of 2014.|
|2011||A total of 157 children (from inception) are brought into loving homes with the help of Pathways for Little Feet. The Fertitta Cocktail event is held at Paige & Tilman Fertitta’s home and raised over $40,000 for Pathways. The Vision 2014 Campaign’s fundraising goal is met with over $500,000 in contributions. The first annual Polo for Pathways benefit is a big success, raising over $40,000 in the Fall for Pathways and Vision 2014.|
|2012||Director of Development, Diane Sweat, joins the Pathways team. New President & CEO, The Very Rev. Joe Reynolds, joins Pathways in the Fall. Our Vision of 1,000 children becoming permanent members of loving families, gains even greater momentum.|
|2013||Community Outreach Coordinator, Julie Rogers, joins the Pathways team. The number of Pathways children now home with their forever family reaches 230.|