Family Run Operation
After all, family is what it's all about.
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.”