To educate, support, and weave together the adoption triad,
pro-life, and faith community through a revolutionary approach.
We can't do this without your support and prayers!
To change the hearts, change the conversations, and change the culture of modern adoption.
Respectful of all voices
To love as Jesus loves
Shifting cultural views
Modern and ethical approach
Challenging the heart
Meet Our Leadership
Leah is a mom, educator, English major and friend to many. She is a mom to 6 amazing children, 5 that she parents with her husband and 1 that she place in an open adoption 16 years ago. Because of her experience, she is passionate about helping others through the story God has given her family. Leah is the owner of The Open Adoption Consultant and works closely with Arrow + Root clients as she helps walk them through the profile book process to prepare their hearts for a life-long adoption relationship. Leah also loves a fun coffee mug, rubbing on essential oils and having deep, meaningful conversations centered around Jesus!
Mallory Fogas is a mama to a precious little boy and married to her husband, Josh. Mallory has been touched by adoption in her own life as a partial adoptee and sister to 5 siblings who were adopted with Down syndrome. She is passionate about serving hopeful and adoptive parents who are walking through adoption, or other communities who are desiring to learn and change their perception of what modern adoption looks like. Mallory created Woven Together with Leah after many clients from Arrow + Root asked us for more thoughtful education. They saw the huge need for modern, ethical, and triad focused education so they created an online course that would meet this need!
Pam Whitehead, Board Member
Pam Whitehead is the executive director of ProLove Ministries, a non-profit organization founded by Abby Johnson that seeks to unite prolife organizations to fill gaps in the movement in hopes that no woman goes unseen/unserved and turns to abortion as a way out. Her passion to serve women and children comes from her own life experiences growing up in foster care, having an abortion, surrendering her first child in adoption, and overcoming addiction. Pam served in the Army as a medical laboratory technologist and medic where she gained strategic planning skills and leadership training. After working in hospitals and clinics for over 20 years, she answered God's call to step into ministry full time in 2012.
Becca is married to her husband Sean of nine years and they are adoptive parents to a sweet and sassy little gal named Beatrix. They currently live in Ohio along with their Golden Retriever. Becca previously worked for a pregnancy center for 8 years, four of those as their executive director. Becca is the owner of Bringer of Joy, Adoption Co. , an online shop that curates items of hope and encourages those within the adoption and foster care community that every voice and every role matters. Becca is passionate about seeing the pro life community and hopeful adoptive parents become equipped with the proper education on adoption in order to better love and support expectant mothers and fathers.
Lindsay Smith from On Loan From Heaven is the proud wife to Joey and Mama to Hannah, Hunter, Michael, Abram, and their Sweet One in Heaven. Lindsay writes and speaks on the story God has written for their family through infertility, open adoption, relative adoption, miscarriage, parenting a child with special needs, and her experience as an adoption professional. She is an advocate for many things, but above all — for every Mama. Lindsay finds her joy in extending the same grace to others' as God has given to her. "From His fullness we have all received grace upon grace." John 1:16
"My husband and I recently completed Woven Together’s entire course. It is incredibly well done, polished, and informative. It provides hope, encouragement and conviction to hopeful adoptive couples/families. Woven Together goes above-and-beyond in providing logistical information to help navigate the adoption process, as well as ensuring that hopeful adoptive couples/families are TRULY prepared for the joys, challenges and unknowns of the adoption journey for the entire triad. While the details of each individual adoption story cannot be entirely laid out, Woven Together has compiled real-life scenarios from real-life experiences to help share wisdom, insight, hope and preparedness for all possibilities. Mallory and Leah both do an excellent job of creating a course out of genuine love for all members of the triad to ensure that everyone is treated with the utmost dignity, respect and love that they deserve. Leah and Mallory share their own heartfelt stories and experiences, along with interviewing and allowing others to share their journeys and expertise, which provide hopeful adoptive couples/families with different viewpoints that address hard topics, special circumstances, and powerful stories. Overall, Woven Together has truly “woven together” an all-encompassing course that helps to equip and empower hopeful adoptive couples/families so that they can come to the adoption table ready to love completely through a solid foundation based on wisdom, trust, sacrifice, grace and hope!" - Adoptive Parent
"This. Is. Amazing!!! I wish this course had been available to us before we adopted! It would have made a world of difference in our lives and the lives of our daughter's birth parents." - Adoptive Parent
"Six years ago when we started our adoption journey, we were uneducated and unprepared and all we wanted to do was love our daughter and her birth family well. When I found out about this incredible project, my husband and I both said how much we wished we would of had this type of education to have been equipped with the knowledge of how to support our daughter's birth family and help our daughter navigate this as she grew." -Adoptive Parent
"These questions are phenomenal! It’s like pre-marital counseling but for adoption! I love the heart and posture you guys take. It’s all so relevant! The ICPC section and the gentle language suggestions are spot on!" -Adoptive Parent
"I remember the sheer pangs of fear, nervousness and feeling unequipped to present adoption to my clients as a former pregnancy director. I stumbled for words on how to present this life giving option that also comes with grief, heartache and loss. How do you do this in a manner that gives power and choice back to the couple facing an unplanned pregnancy who are in crisis mode? Woven Together equips you to do just this. This education is vital to those who are on the front lines of the pro life movement to present adoption in a compassionate, ethical and non-coercive manner. This education course is designed by two members of the triad with incredible perspectives from others in the adoption/ pro life community. This is a game changer and a must for pregnancy centers and adoption agencies!" -Previous Pregnancy Center Director
"This program has been immensely helpful for me. I am the Patient Care Manager at Obria Medical Clinics Gwinnett. I felt that I had adequately prepared myself and my volunteers to understand the reality of adoption and discuss it with compassion and intelligence. As an adoptive mom to an international adoptee, it has been hard for me to genuinely advocate for birth moms. I have done so, but not with full sincerity. This course has opened my eyes and my heart to the role of the birth mom in the adoption triad. Moreover, this course has prepared me to discuss the difficult questions that invariably arise in the consultation rooms. I plan to work through it a second time just to reinforce all that I have learned." - Pregnancy Center Patients Services Manager