The Miracle of adoption
It starts with a phone call
Elizabeth Farmer: LCSW, Social Services Director
Elizabeth is married to Tadd. They have four children. Elizabeth is a woman who is compassionate and feels such empathy for others. She is known for having a bleeding heart. This is a unique quality God has given Elizabeth that has served her well in her counseling and social work career. She has a love for people and takes heart to the challenge to help them help themselves. She can be your biggest cheerleader.
In addition to her work in the adoption community, Elizabeth is an advocate for women in domestic violence. She has a strong passion to help women of substance abuse and in need of crisis intervention. She has provided therapy for individuals, families and couples, as well as planned and facilitated substance abuse groups for court-ordered adolescents. Elizabeth’s love for God, children and family encompasses her work in getting adopted families ready for placement and encouraging the adopted parents along the process.
Kandi Cox: President, CEO, and Adoption Specialist
Kandi is married to Chris. They have seven children, with four through adoption, which all have various special needs. Kandi has a heart for helping other women WHO FIND THEMSELVES IN AN UNPLANNED PREGNANCY choose life for their babies. She has worked in the pro-life arena for since 1996 where she began to help women who were dealing with the devastation of abortion. She was a co-founder of an Abortion Support Ministry that took the steps to become a Pregnancy Care Center. In 2002, Kandi went to work full-time in the adoption field. In 2004, Kandi knew the Lord was calling her to begin the steps of opening a Christ-centered adoption agency IN ARKANSAS.
Throughout her time in the pro-life movement, Kandi has helped women from all walks of life in their decision to parent a child or to make an adoption life plan. She has been instrumental in helping women that are post-abortive in taking them through the process of finding healing so that they may live more productive lives. Kandi counts it a blessing to have the opportunity to pour into women’s lives as they journey through the path of adoption, helping them make a life plan for their child and see hope restored in those women’s lives.
Kandi has helped hundreds of families pray earnestly and walk through the adoption process. She knows that she is just a vessel for God to use. It is her love of family, children and her faith that drives her passion to see women find their worth in Christ, that abortion is abolished, a child’s life is saved and that families are prayed for as they journey down this process of adoption
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Brent Houston: Attorney
Brent Houston has been the attorney for ABBA ADOPTION AGECNY since 2007. He is an Arkansas attorney with close to twenty-five years of experience. Brent is licensed to practice law in the state of Arkansas, all federal courts in Arkansas as well as in the United States Supreme Court. He is a partner in the firm of Jensen Young & Houston, PLLC.
Brent has been named by the readers of the Saline Courier on four separate occasions as being the best attorney in Saline County. He was also named to the list of reader’s choice attorneys in Arkansas Life magazine in 2014. He is presently serving his third term as the elected City Attorney for the city of Benton. In addition to his private practice, he also provides pro bono legal services to the Central Arkansas Development Council which is a community action agency which provides services such as senior adult centers, meals on wheels, and energy/utility assistance to the needy and elderly in the central Arkansas area.
Mr. Houston has been married for twenty five years to his wife Lisa. They have twins, Harrison and Harmony who enjoy playing basketball. The family are members of the Northside Church of Christ where Brent serves as a deacon. In that capacity he oversees the congregation’s financial operations.
TORI PLUNKETT: aDMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Tori has been on staff at ABBA Adoption as the Administrative Assistant since May of 2011. After a year-long “sabbatical”, Tori has returned to continue her role with ABBA Adoption. She is the first person you will speak with when calling our office. Tori sees her role as a ministry opportunity to adoptive parents as they navigate through the process of adoption. She loves spending time getting to know their story and often prays for them throughout their journey. She is a source of comfort and great help to all that come through our agency.
Tori is married to Donnie and they together have two wonderful sons. Tori has a heart for the Lord and a desire to minister to others in every capacity of her life. Tori is a servant through and through. She enjoys the outdoors and has a passion for hiking. In 2015, Tori followed her dream and the desire that the Lord had laid upon her heart to start Arkansas Wilderness Ministry. Arkansas Wilderness Ministry leads adventure programs through deep wilderness experiences to develop the heart of Christ in individuals. You can follow her ministry on FB at arkansas wilderness ministry We are excited about how God will continue to grow her ministry in the coming days.