Amy Twedt >> Agency Founder
My husband, Roger, and I are blessed to be the parents of twelve children, ten of whom have been adopted into our home. Needless to say, we believe very strongly in the purpose of adoption and the power of providing a home for a child in need. Our children have taught us so much, through both life's trials and joys…we have been blessed beyond measure.
I have been involved in child advocacy for many years, as a foster parent, adoptive parent, Guardian ad Litem with the court system, Parent Resource Developer with the North American Council on Adoptable Children and presently, as the Executive Director of God's Children Adoption Agency, Inc.
I believe Christian families are being called into the ministry of adoption and that God ordains children into the adoptive homes He intends. It is my prayer that your time with God's Children Adoption Agency, Inc. will be a blessing and that you experience God's provisions and miracles throughout your adoption journey.
Lindsey Ness, LSW >> Director
My husband of ten years and I are blessed to be parenting two children through adoption. Ava joined our family through domestic infant adoption and Major was welcomed home through an international adoption. I have been employed with God's Children Adoption Agency since 2006 and have a degree in social work from Minnesota State University Moorhead. During college, I worked with children and adults who were developmentally delayed or were struggling with behaviors stemming from mental health diagnoses. Adoption has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a large adoptive family, being the oldest of twelve children, ten who joined my family through adoption. My younger adoptive brothers and sisters have taught me the value of commitment, the goal to never give up on each other and the worth of a loving, supportive family. Needless to say, I am passionate about adoption and orphan ministry. I feel so fortunate to be working in adoption and be a small part of bringing children into their forever homes.
Kip & Cathy Johnson >> Elijah's Truth
We were very excited to begin a family. We had the desire to adopt children since we both were very young. When we decided to begin trying to start a family, we discovered some challenges. This confirmed in us our desire to pursue adoption, and to grow our family. We knew that God was calling us to adopt, and we had to trust that He would provide for us. We received three grants that allowed us to bring Elijah home, which was a huge answer to prayer, and we were/are so greatful!
We were so excited to bring home our new bundle of joy. We were blessed with 2.5 months with our Eli before he became sick. We took him to the hospital and found out that he was in liver failure. After a brave 3 week fight, through surgeries and pokes, our little boy went home to be with Jesus during transplant surgery. Our time with Eli was too short, but we trust Him and know that one day we will be with our little Eli again. We have hope because Christ died so that those who trust Him will be with Him again some day. The following months after his passing were/are hard, but we haven’t had to go through it alone. God has blessed us by revealing Himself to us in new and deeper ways. Our desire to have a family continued, and we decided to adopt again. We knew that having another child wouldn’t replace Eli, but we also knew that God had good things for us as well.
We named this beautiful addition to our family Aaron. We know that God has much more planned for our future. This has been a hard journey, but God is good and we praise him for blessing us with two beautiful baby boys in less than one year. All of this was possible because of the grants we received, which lessened the financial burden of the adoption costs. As a memorial to our beautiful baby boy, Elijah, we started Elijah's Truth - to help other families with their adoption journey.
Keri >> Family Case Manager
Growing up as the baby of a family, I remember wanting and praying for younger siblings. I was overjoyed when my parents announced that we were adopting a little boy and girl. My little brother and sister came to us through domestic adoption and our family was forever changed. Since that time, I have desired to support others in finding that same JOY. I believe that this is what led my heart into social work. I graduated from The University of Mary in 2002; with a degree in Social work. I have worked as a medical social worker and continue to work for the Human service center in my region. As fulfilling as this opportunity is, my passion continues to belong to orphans and birth mothers facing the unknown. I have been married to my best friend for 15 years and together we raise a beautiful family including our niece, three daughters and most currently a 7 year old foster child. My husband and I pray that if it be Gods will someday our family will grow through an adoption of our own.