Support ETC Today!

Over the past five years Empowered To Connect has been blessed to serve those who are traveling the adoption and foster care journey. In this past year alone, we held three Empowered To Connect Conferences and were able to teach thousands of parents and professionals.  In addition, we trained hundreds of parents through our Empowered To Connect Parent Training, equipped 45 couples (from 40 different churches) as parent trainers, continued to produce new resources and materials, and laid the groundwork for new and much needed resources in 2014. And that’s where you come in — we need your support to help us do more!

We Need Your Support

We at Empowered To Connect have recently been presented with a special opportunity that could make a huge difference in our ability to continue serving adoptive and foster families in 2013. We have been approached by a generous individual who is offering to match all donations received between now and the end of the year. In other words, give to Empowered To Connect now and your gift — no matter how big or small — will be matched (up to a total of $10,000). That means your gift of $25 becomes $50, $100 becomes $200, and so on.

We hope you’ll consider helping us take advantage of this matching opportunity.

ETC Resources on Sale

We are doing a special sale for the month of December!

All online orders of $25 or more from the ETC online store are 20% off for the month of December. Use code: Christmas2012 at checkout.

Visit to find helpful resources for adoptive and foster families – including the Created To Connect Study Guide and the DVD — What Every Adoptive Parent Should Know. The discount also applies to Tapestry store, including DVDs and CDs from past Tapestry conferences, Tapestry t-shirts and more.

A Journey of Faith – An Interview with Dr. Karyn Purvis

Dr. Karyn Purvis has been engaged in her work with adoptive and foster families for over ten years. But many people would be interested to learn that her passion for helping and serving at-risk children began early in her life and is deeply rooted in her personal faith.

Empowered to Connect recently asked Dr. Purvis questions on a range of topics including her work, her faith and her own personal experience in caring for children in need. Here’s what she had to say.