Children's Hope International Timeline
Fifteen Years of Giving Homes, Health and Hope
opens up to international adoption. While moving from China to Beijing , Dwyatt Gantt, along with Melody Zhang in Tulsa , finalizes 14 adoptions. China
1993- Gantt moves to
and Zhang immigrates to the St. Louis, Missouri , to help continue and expand adoptions of Chinese orphans to American families. Due to a Chinese moratorium, only 20 adoptions were completed. United States
1994- Out of a
St. Louisapartment office, adoptions triple to 66.
1995- Additional staff is hired and moved into new space for Children’s Hope International headquarters. 240 Chinese orphans are united with their forever families.
1996- Added several branch offices across the
. Also added a Russian adoption program. Total international adoptions: 304 United States
1997- The Cascade Adoption Agency in
becomes a part of Children’s Hope. New programs for Portland , India and Guatemala are developed. Adoptions for the year, 349. Vietnam
1998- Some changes in
’s adoption procedures drops adoptions to 220. China
1999- Adoptions edge back up to 257 as the Chinese open up again and new international programs pick up steam.
2000- Children’s Hope International is one of the first agencies accredited in
. More staff is added to handle 389 adoptions. Russia
2001- New Branches are added in four cities as the staff grows to 71 in the
and internationally. United States is a new CHI country. Children’s Hope Foundation launched to handle humanitarian projects. 513 adoptions Colombia
2002- The number of adoptions this year totals 689 with over $1.7 million going to orphan and humanitarian needs in all six of our countries.
2003- While 718 children were placed with loving families, Children's Hope laid the ground work for new program in
that opened on Kazakhstan January 1, 2004.
2004- With 443 adoptions from
and 230 Adoptions from China , Children’s Hope found homes for 816 children in 2004. Russia
2005- Office building purchased in St. Louis for CHI headquarters, as well as Nashville, TN and Beijing China. Expansion of our child sponsorship program. For the year 744 children were placed in loving homes. Of those nearly 500 were children from China.
2006- Launch of Children’s Hope’s Orphan Sponsorship program while completing 715 adoptions.