Our world is an unforgiving and seemingly hopeless dwelling for more than 153,000,000 orphans. Natural disasters, drought, and disease have ravaged the third world, tearing apart families. AIDS has wiped out generations of people across Africa, leaving countless children behind. Many desperate and grieving parents have been forced by their extreme poverty to turn their children over to orphanages. Children are growing up in institutions without any sense of hope or purpose. Many turn to drugs and/or prostitution in an effort to simply survive.

Many would look at this grim picture and say "How could a loving God allow such suffering?" But some of us are beginning to ask, "How can we as God's children allow such suffering when we have so much?

Project: Home is about taking a step toward hope for these children. Mother Teresa's words have often inspired a change in the way I think. She once said, "Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough; money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So Spread your love everywhere you go."

My wife Chelsea and I have become convinced of our calling to open our home to an orphan. We are currently pursuing the adoption of a child from Uganda.

Adoption is an expensive endeavor, and the cost has been a huge roadblock to many would-be adoptive parents, and it's a challenge to us as well. This is why Chelsea and I have decided to launch Project: Home. We want to raise awareness and funding for international adoption. Our goal is to provide financial assistance to adoptive parents seeking international adoptions even after our own adoption funding has been raised.

To stay in the loop on updates, visit and subscribe to Chelsea's blog at www.ProjectHomeAdoptions.blogspot.com.

Thank you for your support in this new adventure!