About Us

The Applers

Edward & Sharon Appler with Aaron and Andrew

Family Run Operation

After all, family is what it's all about.

We have raised two children to adulthood and are well aware of the joys, trials, and pitfalls of parenting. We believe every child should have a loving family and are committed to linking children and families together. Grace Adoptions is a reflection of our own family with strong, trusting relationships that are extended to the people we serve.

Edward Appler’s social work career has covered a broad spectrum of human services: Community Center Director; Executive Director of Catherine’s House, a teen pregnancy intervention program; Executive Director of the Union Rescue Mission, a shelter for the homeless, and Dorcas House for battered women. During this time he and his wife became involved in doing home studies for adoptive families and then Edward became the Social Services Director for an adoption agency located in Central Arkansas. They established Grace Adoptions, a licensed child placement agency in the state of Arkansas, in August of 2000.

They have developed some pretty strong convictions about how adoption services should be delivered: Grace Adoptions’ values and practice are guided by biblical principles and the standards contained in the Social Work Code of Ethics.

Our mission is to provide high quality, professional, faith-based services for the Children, the Birth Parents, the Adoptive Families, and our fellow agencies seeking to give children new lives.”

Agency Child Placement License

Social Work License 2012-2014

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