Our history

Living Hope Adoption Agency was founded in 1994 by Samuel and Lily Fang. The Fangs, now American citizens, are originally from China. In the winter of 1993, they had the opportunity to return to their homeland and visit an orphanage near Shanghai. After witnessing the overwhelming number of children in the orphanage, their hearts were moved to open an adoption agency in the U.S. to facilitate the adoption of Chinese orphans.

In June of 2000, Samuel and Lily welcomed their own daughter home, adopted from China.

Adopting a child is a big step regardless of how prepared you think you may be. That is why Living Hope Adoption Agency provides prospective, adoptive parents with a full range of supportive services, all designed to make the transition of growing your family as smooth as possible. Our qualified and experienced staff is here to answer your questions and to personally assist you, step by step, through your adoption.

Living Hope Adoption Agency is honored to help orphans both through international adoption and our own Children’s Homes in China through our sister humanitarian organization, Living Hope International. We are convinced that meeting the needs of orphans is an accessible goal. With care and compassion, we will do our best to prepare families for adoption and assure that orphaned children are provided with a loving family.

our mission

Living Hope is a non-profit, Hague Accredited agency licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Florida, able to assist families in all fifty states.

Our mission as a Christian Adoption Agency is:

"To provide homes for children who need a future and to do it with a level of care & compassion that goes well beyond one’s expectations."

meet our team

DR. SAMUEL FANG

Founder/President/Board Member

Lily Fang

Co-Founder and Director of Finances

staff

EILEEN MARRIOTT

Director of Human Resources and Financial Affairs

emarriott@livinghopeadoption.org

LYNN HUANG

MSW, LSW
Director of Operations

lhuang@livinghopeadoption.org

Carrie Zhang

MSW
International ​Adoption Social Worker

czhang@livinghopeadoption.org

ALICE HAN

China Adoption Coordinator

ahan@livinghopeadoption.org

ELIZABETH CLEARY

Home Study and Post Adoption Coordinator

ecleary@livinghopeadoption.org

MARTHA HOUSTON

Executive Administrative Assistant

mhouston@livinghopeadoption.org

PHILIP LAM

Coordinator of Orphan Hosting

phillam@livinghopeadoption.org

WENDY KWONG

China Project Assistant

wkwong@livinghopeintl.org

ERIN LIN

China Representative

MAYU FANG

Home Study Case Worker

mfang@livinghopeadoption.org

JESSICA FLOOD

MSW, LSW , Home Study Social Worker

jflood@livinghopeadoption.org

EMILY BELL

Home Study Case Worker

ebell@livinghopeadoption.org

LINDSEY BRYNJOLSSON

Home Study Case Worker

lindsey@livinghopeadoption.org

our china team

Our dedicated staff in China serves both Living Hope Adoption and Living Hope International. They work day and night coordinating the China side of all our operations.

board members

DR. SAMUEL FANG

Founder/President

Born in China, Samuel Fang has been facilitating adoptions from China since 1994 and is an adoptive father himself. He also has a deep commitment to providing hope and a future to orphans left behind in China through the work of Living Hope International. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family and travels frequently to China.

ROBIN HORNER

Chairman

Robin Horner is an LHAA adoptive father. He retired from Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, where he worked as a manager. He is the founder of STAR Ministries and lives in Tennessee with his family.

Dr. Michael Cline

Treasurer

Dr. Michael Cline is married with 4 children. Born and raised in Ohio, Dr. Cline lives on a small, working farm in northeast Ohio raising beef cattle. He is currently privately employed as a gastroenterologist.

Dr. Priscilla Tsao

Secretary

Dr. Priscilla Tsao is an LHAA adoptive parent. She lives in Arcadia, California with her daughter, Zoe. Dr. Tsao is an anesthesiologist with Citrus Valley Medical Center.

DANIEL COLE

Director

Daniel Cole grew up in Western Pennsylvania and New York. He served as a youth director in various churches for ten years, and then worked for the Maryville Academy in Desplaines, Illinois, for two years as a live-in teaching parent for needy children. He graduated from Seminary in 1995 and served as a pastor for 10 years. Dan is currently working for the Sarasota County School Board as an Elementary School Teacher at Englewood Elementary School and is in his 14th year there. Dan and his wife Liz have eight children, with the last two being adopted through LHAA.

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at:

http://coanet.org/accreditation/hague-accreditation-and-approval/public-comment/