1959

Members of National Association of Evangelicals found Evangelical Welfare Agency in CA. Focus on infant adoption. (Office on Painter Ave. in Whittier).

1981

Changed name to Christian Adoption and Family Services. Participate in Cambodian air lift.

1992

Ron Stoddart begins adoptions from Russia.

1995

  • Ron Stoddart joined his practice with Nightlight.
  • First ever Summer Host Orphan Tour

1996

Nightlight Ensemble raises awareness of International adoption

1997

First Embryo Adoption and the beginning of the Snowflakes® program (Dr. James Dobson with Snowflake #1, Hannah).

2000

Changed name to Nightlight Christian Adoptions

2002

Received Embryo Adoption Awareness Grant

2003

White House Snowflakes® Birthday Party

2005

Reached our 1000th international placement

2006

Founded Detsky Dom Partners for orphan care. Later becomes Every Child has a Name

2008

Opened Colorado office and Embryo Adoption Awareness Center

2009

Merged with Carolina Hope Adoption SC

2011

Merged with A Helping Hand Adoption KY

2012

Ron Stoddart retires and Dan Nehrbass becomes new president

2014

  • Created AdoptionBridge.org for to bridge all three members of the adoption triad.
  • First Foster placement in CO

2015

  • Received estate gift, purchased property in CA
  • Opened GA office

2016

  • Merged with Love Basket Adoption Agency, MO
  • Received Alternative to Abortion Grant

2017

Merged with Generations Adoptions TX

2018

Opened office in FL

2020

  • Merged with MLJ Adoptions IN
  • First foster placements in SC and GA

2021

  • Merged with Special Delivery, TX
  • First foster placements in CA