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Our Mission

Transforming lives through the Christian ministry of adoption, pregnancy counseling and orphan care.


About Hope’s Promise

HOPE’S PROMISE is a Christian, non-profit child placement agency licensed by the State of Colorado. We are Hague accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

We facilitate both domestic and international adoptions. Our domestic adoption program offers options counseling to women and men facing an unintended pregnancy. We provide 24/7 free pregnancy counseling. Since 1990, Hope’s Promise has placed over 1,000 infants and children in safe and loving homes.

In 2002, we began Hope’s Promise Orphan Care, a child-sponsorship program that provides orphaned children in developing countries an opportunity to grow up in Christian families.

The staff of HOPE’S PROMISE has both personal and professional adoption experience. We believe it is important for you to be fully involved in the decisions which intimately affect your life. We strive to provide accurate and timely information, support, and ongoing communication.

Please feel free to call us at 303-660-0277 and we would be happy to answer your questions more fully and personally. In the meantime, we hope our information helps you select the agency best suited to meet your needs. God bless you on this journey!


Our History

In 1987, Ray and Paula Freeman were parenting four biological children when their passion to care for orphans took them to India to adopt their infant daughter, Hope. They eventually traveled back to adopt two more children, but it was their first inter-country adoption experience that inspired Paula to seek a master’s degree in social work and found Hope’s Promise in 1990, in Castle Rock, Colorado.  From its inception, Hope’s Promise has facilitated domestic and inter-country adoptions and provided counseling to expectant parents facing unplanned pregnancies.

Paula’s job as Executive Director of Hope’s Promise took her to orphanages all over the world. When she realized how many of these children could never be adopted, she founded a second organization called Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries to provide humanitarian aid to children in their birth countries. Over the years, various homes were established in parts of Africa, Nepal, and Vietnam. Indigenous pastors often took on roles as house parents, providing a long-term family for orphaned and vulnerable children. The two organizations, Hope’s Promise and Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries, merged in 2007.  Then after more than two decades of service, Paula retired as Executive Director in 2014.  She continues to advocate for children and adoptive families.

Beth Woods, an adoptive parent herself, assumed the role of Executive Director, having already spent a decade serving Hope’s Promise, first as a caseworker and then as Director of Adoptions. Under Beth’s leadership, Hope’s Promise continues to facilitate both domestic and inter-country adoptions and provide family-based care to orphaned children in their homeland.

With the help of a growing base of donors and a steadfast mission to transform lives through the Christian ministry of adoption and orphan care, Hope’s Promise plans to expand and serve even more children. And after 26 years in its original home, Hope’s Promise will move in early 2019 to a new location in Castle Rock, Colorado, which will accommodate the growing ministry of Hope’s Promise well into its future.


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