The NFA Daily Spotlight: A Physical and Spiritual Adoption

This week on the Daily Spotlight, Karin shares her powerful journey of adoption, loss, and acceptance. Karin was taken to a German orphanage when she was just a year old. Amid the Cold War, Congress passed the Refugee Relief Act of 1953, which accepted European refugees fleeing communist expansion into the United States. This created a path for orphaned children like Karin to be placed in American foster homes. Within six months of flying to the United States, Karin’s adoptive father died of a heart attack. Karin and her adoptive mother moved to Nebraska, which allowed single-parent adoption. When Karin was 13 years old, her adoptive mother was diagnosed with bone cancer. She passed away three years later.

At a young age, Karin endured tremendous loss and hurt. While wrestling with sorrow, a chance encounter brought Karin to God. Karin found her spiritual family, accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and was baptized.

 

Karen Bowling

Karen Bowling

Executive Director
When Karen isn't fulfilling her duties as the Executive Director of NFA, leading a women's Bible study, or coordinating a prayer meeting, she's usually with her four grand children that keep her busy, laughing, and young at heart.