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"Grant Me Hope" is a new initiative to find foster children an adoptive home, in collaboration between Take 5 & Company, Pathways, MI, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the business community. 


While watching a continuing training video, foster mom Helen Zeerip heard a little boy retell a sad moment of his life — he was told older children don’t get adopted.

Helen Zeerip gets a hug from Alex Zeerip, 9, on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Teddy's Transport. Alex was adopted by the Zeerip family when he was 6. -Emily Brouwer/Sentinel Staff“‘No one should steal your hope,’” Zeerip remembered the boy saying.

It was a life-changing moment for her that could lead to life-changing moments for forgotten children, wards of the state.  “Once you hit 11, it’s very hard to get adopted,” she said.

There is an average of 600,000 children in the U.S. available for adoption, according to information provided by Zeerip. Half of those children are considered unadoptable because of their age. (exerpt from Grant Me Hope works to find homes for unadoptable article written by the Holland Sentinel)

Watch Take Five which airs on WZZM 13 Grand Rapids each Tuesday at 9am, for the next year, to learn about a different child/children in need of a forever home.

Grant Me Hope Featured Stories

Week 1- Kayla arrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 2- Lia arrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 3- McLyn & McKenna arrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 4- Tiffany arrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 5- Tre'Vone arrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 6- Jacob arrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 7- Marcus arrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 8- Aaronarrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 9- Averyarrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 10- Kyronarrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 11- Kodyarrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 12- K'Lubarrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 13- Charlesarrow-right-icon Click here to watch online! 

Week 14- Johslinarrow-right-icon Click here to watch online!

Week 15- Lakenyeiarrow-right-icon Click here to watch online! 


Learn more about Foster Care arrow-right-icon

Learn more about Adoption arrow-right-icon


Petter Wine Gallery's "Passport to Wine" benefiting Pathways, MI PDF Print E-mail

Travel the world as you sample more than 50 wines, and a selection of artisinal beers from around the globe.  Experience the delight of pairing them with local cheeses, chocolates and gourmet salts while enjoying the fine art throughout the gallery.  Mix and match wine, six or more, for a special discounted event price.  100% of the ticket price is tax deductible and a percentage of the evening's sales will benefit Pathways, MI.

The 2nd Annual Petter Wine Gallery's "Passport to Wine" benefiting Pathways, MI has added many new gourmet items this year!

This years hand crafted wine selection has expanded to include artisinal beers and now the tasting selection has just expanded even further to include Meads and Ciders.

Discover your palette as you pair them with complimenting fine cheeses, irresistible breads and spreads; including truffle salts, oils, grill sauces, pestos and butters!

COCO SAVVY CHOCOLATESIndulge your taste buds as you pair red and white wines with COCO SAVVY's handcrafted chocolates pressed with edible, crystallized flowers and herbs.

button-petter galleryStroll through the Button-Petter Fine Art Gallery featuring 10,000 sq. feet of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, blown glass, prints and more as you while indulging your taste buds!

The night will truly be unforgettable as you not only sample these gourmet items, but you also have the opportunity to purchase anything you desire--from wine to chocolates to fine art, all benefiting Pathways, MI!  100% of the ticket price is tax deductible and a percentage of the evening's sales will benefit Pathways, MI.

Purchase your Passport to Wine before it's sold out!Tickets are limited and selling out quickly...purchase your tickets today!

Your presence and support allows Pathways, MI to help transform the lives of more than 10,000 children, youth, adults and families across a ten-county lakeshore region throughout West Michigan.

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