Somewhere out there are 1,419 adopted children who have Nancy Miller to thank for the life-changing gift of a loving Christian family and home.
The 1960 Abilene Christian University graduate is retiring after 40 years in adoption ministry, 32 of them as leader of Christian Homes & Family Services. The Texas-based non-profit with offices in Abilene, Tyler, Dallas and Fort Worth is honoring president emeritus Miller with three special fundraising dinner this fall:
- Oct. 26 in Tyler with talk show host and author Michael Reagan as tribute speaker (event is sold out)
- Nov. 9 in Miller’s hometown of Abilene, Texas
- Nov. 16 in Fort Worth with author Ruth Graham as tribute speaker
Graham, daughter of evangelist/author Billy Graham, is author of I Want to Adopt. Now What? and I’m Pregnant. Now What? Reagan, oldest son of former President Ronald Reagan, is the author of Twice Adopted.
During Miller’s tenure at Christian Homes, 2,180 birthmothers received free maternity care during their unplanned pregnancies and 1,139 children were cared for by foster parents.
Miller helped form the Christian Child and Family Services Association, and was honored by ACU as its Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for 1987.
“She assumed the leadership of a Church of Christ ministry when it was rare for a woman to do so, and then she led with grace, humility and devotion to the children God entrusted to our ministry’s care,” said Christian Homes president Sherry (Todd ’81) Statler. “Her story and timing are unique in our brotherhood.”
More information about the fundraising dinners can be found here, or by calling 800-592-4725.