Matthew & Jena Kitchen
We’re thrilled to grow our family through adoption! We have wanted to adopt together since engagement, with the desire growing throughout our three years of marriage. Adoption signifies both tragedy and beauty and we hope to foster healing, growth, and joy in our little girl. We see adoption as a picture of the love of Jesus who, when we choose to trust in him, brings us near and has been changing our brokenness into beauty.
We began our adoption in March 2021. We're drawn to international adoption due to the overwhelming number of kids without families worldwide. For example, there are over 30 million orphans in India alone. We are currently waiting to be matched with our little girl from India. We’re intimidated, humbled, and hopeful about parenting transracially and seek to continually learn how to best support her healing journey. As we wait, our love for her grows daily.
Ms. Thelma was the wife of Tommy, a local pastor, for over 50 years before he went to be with the Lord. Tommy continued to be active in his church even after being diagnosed with dementia. Now faced with dementia herself, Ms. Thelma’s younger sister Ms. Esther is her companion and caretaker. We are eager to partner with our friends, family, and members of their church to serve these two ladies.
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?
100% of donations received goes to the cause
Both Hands doesn’t take any administrative fees from donations to projects.
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Attn: Kitchen #797
PO Box 2713
Brentwood, TN 37024
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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.
No Administration Fees
We don’t take a penny out of the funds raised for adoption or orphan care for ourselves.
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.