Monday, May 6, 2013

"Pray for Rain"

Inheritance Adoptions has put together a "Pray for Rain" Assembly. We are in desperate need of rain, so PLEASE join us THIS Wednesday on your lunch break to join the community as we pray for much needed rain to fill our lakes and water shed. 

Here are just a FEW tips on how YOU can conserve water in your own home .... (via
  • Check for a suspected water leak in your home by making sure all water is shut off and checking the water meter. If the meter is running you may have a leak. The leak may be a running toilet or damaged pipe beneath the home or in the yard.
  • Approximately 50% of the water used in a home is hot water. Providing energy to heat the water is a major drain on utility bills. Cutting down on hot water use will save water and money.
  • Monitor water bills and water meters for unusually high use. Higher than usual totals can indicate a water leak, which can cost hundred of dollars a year.
  • When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your plants.
  • Know where the master water shut-off valve is located at your home. This can save water and prevent damage to the home should a leak occur
  • Work aggressively with the local government and school system to encourage, develop and promote water conservation.
  • When the kids want to cool off, use a sprinkler in an area where the lawn needs it the most.
  • Insulate hot water pipes for more immediate hot water at the faucet and for energy savings.
  • Setting cooling systems and water softeners for a minimum number of refills saves water, chemicals and energy costs.
  • When replacing a pet's water, don't throw the old water out. Use it to water trees, shrubs or indoor plants.
  • Insulate all hot water pipes to avoid long delays while waiting for hot water when running a bathroom or kitchen faucet.
  • When replacing a hot water heater consider a "tankless" heater. Tankless heaters provide instant hot water, saving time, water and upwards of 60% on water heating bills.
  • Report all significant water losses (broken pipes, open hydrants, errant sprinklers, abandoned free-flowing wells, etc.) to the property owner, local authorities or your water agency.
  • Get involved in water management issues. Voice your questions and concerns at public meetings conducted by your local, county and state government.
  • Be aware of and follow all water conservation and water shortage rules in effect in Wichita Falls. Good water conservations efforts by everyone benefit the entire community.
  • Encourage employers to promote water conservation in the workplace. See if water conservation can be put into employee orientation and training programs.
  • Encourage businesses to practice and promote water conservation such as only serving water upon request.

Friday, May 3, 2013

We are Pleased to Announce...

Mark your calendars for MARCH 29, 2014! Leigh Anne Tuohy will be our guest speaker at our annual fundraiser. Played by Sandra Bullock in the blockbuster movie, The Blind Side, her inspiring story will change the way you look at your community and family. To help with underwriting this exciting event call 940-322-3678 or email 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Birth Mother's Day ... Coming soon!!

A little background information for you on Birth Mother's day....
Birth Mother's day was actually created by a group of birth mother's from an area in Seattle. They wanted to not only educate, but more importantly honor and remember. The first Birth Mother's day was that Saturday before Mother's Day in 1990!


What can you do for a birth mother on her special day??

1. Go over to and purchase or sponsor a Birthmother Basket.. they are full of all sorts of goodies :)
2. Send a simple card!... It's so nice to receive a simple " I'm Thinking of you " card in the actual mail!(Birthmothers LOVE getting pictures too)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Baby Shower!

Texoma's Largest Baby Shower!

We are sooo thankful to have 89.5 KMOC in our community. Each year they host Texoma's Largest Baby Shower, and split the donations between a few agencies in the area. This year they chose to give to Inheritance Adoptions, The ARC of Iowa Park, and The Pregnancy Help Center. 

A lot of time when our birth mothers decide to parent their child they often do not have a whole lot. Inheritance Adoptions helps birth mothers NO MATTER what they decide, so thanks to all the donations we received from KMOC's baby shower, we are able to help provide for birth mothers in need. 

All the Donations for 2013 Baby Shower!

All the Donations from the 2012 Baby Shower!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Celebrating 20 Years!

Inheritance Adoptions Celebrates 20 years of helping Wichita Falls and surrounding Communities!


THANK YOU to everyone who came out and gave to Inheritance Adoptions during our 20th anniversary Fundraiser Dinner. Alex Kendrick was our guest speaker this year. He shared how God worked in his life to help him create inspiring Christian films, such as FlyWheel, Facing The Giants, FireProof, and Courageous  He also encouraged attended at the fundraiser to support the work of Inheritance Adoptions to win over the next generation!

Below are some pictures of some of the kids that have been adopted through Inheritance Adoptions over the  years at our yearly "Celebration" Event (Both in Dallas and In Wichita Falls)

Can't Wait to see everyone next year!!!

The numbers say it ALL...


Women who chose adoption: 
* Are MORE likely to finish school and obtain a higher level of education.
* Attain BETTER employment, earning more than twice the per ca pita income and achieving greater financial stability.
* Are LESS likely to receive public assistance.
* Are MORE likely to marry in the future - and when they do, they are more likely to delay marriage until an older age.
* Report a high level of satisfaction with their decision to make an adoption plan. 
-49% of American pregnancies are unplanned. 4 in 10 of those end in abortion. That translates into 1,234,800 abortions EACH YEAR from unplanned pregnancies!

Children who are adopted:
* are all around us... 2/3 of American have had a personal experience with adoption and approximately 7% of Americans are adopted.
* LESS likely to  have divorced parents.
* often score high on indicators of well being including school performances  friendships, volunteerism, optimism, self-esteem, and social competency, feelings of support from others, and low levels of anxiety.
* are LESS likely to have high risk behaviors such as alcoholism, depression, vandalism, group fighting, police trouble, theft, weapon use, driving or riding while drinking, and not wearing a seal belt. 
* are AS WELL integrated into their families and schools as children who are not adopted. 
* OFTEN have a greater range of childhood experiences and opportunities than would have been available had the child not been adopted. These include higher standard of healthcare, access to higher education, and greater family stability. 

Other interesting facts/statistics:
* 99% of adopted children ages 5 and older know that they were adopted. 
*Nearly 3 OUT OF 4 adopted children ages 0-5 are read to or sang to everyday. 
* 9 OUT OF EVERY 10 people said they would "DEFINITLY" make the same decision to adopt again. 
* Over 50 % of all adopted children eat dinner with their families at least 6 days per week. 
*9 OUT OF EVERY 10 adoptive couples said the relationship they share with their adopted child is " very close."
* 100% of ALL birth mothers have the right to choose the amount of openness in the adoptive relationship. 
Per The Elliot Institute: 83% of women who struggle after an abortion say they would have made a different choice if they had had support from a partner, family member, or a friend. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Legacy of an Adopted Child

Once there were two women who never knew each other
One you do not remember, the other you call Mother
Two different lives shaped to make you one
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun
The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name
One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried you tears
One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do
The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.

Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of?
Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.
---- Unknown