May 27, 2011

Help welcome eight wonderful kids to Camp Hope 2011, June 21-27, in Des Moines, Iowa!

Meet the Camp Hope 2011 Kids

Camp Hope

Camp Hope on Facebook

Please forward the links and info above to anyone who might be interested. You do not have to live in central Iowa to be a part of Camp Hope!

Highby Lowell Alex Camp Hope 2009Camp Hope is wonderful program near and dear to my heart. I hosted a child through Camp Hope in 2009. It was an incredible week! That child, Alexander, is now my son. The staff of Lutherans For Life has also shown their support for Camp Hope by hosting a couple local fundraisers.

Camp Hope is in need of host families, buddy families, translators, event organizers, event sponsors, event helpers, photographer, and Community Night craft leaders. Please contact Anne Nieland at if you can help or want to find out more!

I would also be happy to talk with you about Camp Hope and older child Russian adoption. My number is 515.708.3680.

Two terrific kids from Camp Hope 2010 are coming back this summer: 

  • Igor – click here to find out much more about this fine young man in need of a Forever Family.
  • Ksusha (Ksenia) is a wonderful 13-year-old girl also in need of a Forever Family. More photos of her can be found at the Camp Hope Facebook page (link above). Alex and I were able to spend some time with her last summer. She is a gem.

Camp Hope brings eight to 12 older Russian orphan children to Iowa each summer. Approximately $30,000 is raised annually to bring the children here and to find homes for these orphans. Since 2000, Camp Hope has helped more than 165 children find adoptive homes right here in central Iowa!

Here’s a great update on one family from Camp Hope 2010. They recently returned from Russia with their two newly adopted sons!

Watch WHO-TV Russian Adoption Update