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Rob & Kelli Bates

August 14, 2021 | McMinnville, TN

We’re the Bates family from middle Tennessee. We’ve been married for 20 years during which God has blessed us with six beautiful children (5 biological and 1 adopted). You may think our house is pretty noisy and you’d be right! But adopting our youngest son was such a blessing that we can’t wait to do it again. Adoption is the perfect picture of God’s love for us!

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A Waiting Child

Domestic Infant | United States

After much prayer, we are pursuing adoption of our baby girl here in the United States through an adoption agency. We have not been matched yet but know that God's timing is perfect as we patiently wait. The kids, especially our two girls, are very excited to meet their new sister!

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Ms. Donna

Widow | McMinnville, TN

Ms. Donna adopted her two grandchildren and recently lost her dear husband, so this story comes full circle. She is always so full of joy and is one of the most giving people we know. It is our privilege and honor to serve her!

A Different Kind of Fundraiser

A team of volunteers is completing a service project of fixing up a widow's home. We are raising sponsorship for our day of service. The funds raised will help an orphan to become adopted into a forever family. Will you sponsor us?

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Both Hands Foundation is an approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please note that in following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the non-profit organization Both Hands Foundation. Both Hands governing board retains full discretion over the donation's use, but intend to honor the donor's suggestion. Both Hands is a member of the Evangelic Council for Financial Accountability.


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We are committed to doing everything we can to help our Both Hands families afford adoption. That’s why we don't take out any administrative fees from donations to our projects.

We raise funds for our operations separately through support from donors like you. By supporting Both Hands, you help us serve more adoptive families, bless more widows, and bring even more orphans into their forever families.