HollyAnn and her husband John founded Addy’s Hope in 2005 after a personal tragedy during an adoption. John and HollyAnn have 9 children: Paizley, CallieAnn, Noah, Toben, Ava, Madison, Journey, Ella and Deacon. HollyAnn has been involved in the adoption community in various roles since 2001 when she and John adopted their oldest son. HollyAnn’s first official title in the adoption world was “Mom” and this greatly impacts the way she views her role at Addy’s Hope. HollyAnn served as an adoption advocate for America World Adoption Agency in 2003 and 2004. HollyAnn also worked with a local home study service provider writing home studies and providing support for families through all stages of the adoption process and continuing long after finalization. HollyAnn has served as Executive Director of Addy’s Hope since it’s beginning when the agency placed children from Guatemala. She oversaw the Liberian program and worked to open a progressive orphanage during the time Addy’s Hope served the children and people of Liberia. It was John and HollyAnn’s passion for the children who wait longer for adoptive homes that lead Addy’s Hope into what is now the They Wait program.
HollyAnn has a passion to see all three parts of the adoption triad served well during the adoption process. She operates with a compassion and understanding that can only come through the experience of having adopted 6 children. HollyAnn has experienced private infant adoption, international adoption, foster-to-adopt, CPS matched adoption of a teenager, and kinship adoption. Her favorite role is being mom to her 9 children who span a 19-year age gap.
HollyAnn has a dream of opening a maternity home in Midland, Texas to serve teen moms who are forced to choose abortions simply because they have nowhere to live if they choose to carry their baby to term. She also has a goal of emptying the Texas foster care system of children waiting to be adopted! She enjoys working with the families God sends to Addy’s Hope to make that happen!
Jamie recently joined Addy's Hope continuing her 15 year career in social work. She spent the majority of that time working at CPS in various positions. When she left CPS, she was the Program Director over investigations. Jamie worked with hundreds of families during her years with CPS and enjoyed being able to help families in crisis find solutions. Before coming to Addy’s Hope, Jamie worked with the March of Dimes where she served as the local Community Director. Jamie has experience in working with families, fundraising, and event planning.
Jamie is married to her soulmate and is the mother of 2 wonderful children. Due to some medical issues, she was told she would never have children. However, she believes God had a much bigger plan and was able to have both of her children without medical intervention. She loves children and believes that every child deserves a forever home with a family that will love and support them. Jamie has a heart and a passion for working with families and helping them navigate through the process of adoption.
Adrienne has been working as a Business Specialist for Addy’s Hope since 2013. She has been married to Daryl for 22 years, and they have 5 children: Chandler, Carson, Colin, Corinne and Colt. Daryl is the Children’s Pastor at Kelview Heights Baptist Church in Midland, where he & Adrienne are blessed to have the opportunity to serve and grow with the families of the church, and minister to them as needed. All their kids love and play sports, so they spend lots of time on fields and courts of every kind! Adrienne loves working with Addy’s Hope and helping to provide affordable Christian Adoption services to families who didn’t realize it was possible.