It's Not About Me
Carolyn Twietmeyer


I founded Project HOPEFUL after my eyes were opened to the outdated and seriously-flawed immigration procedures facing adoptive families of international children with HIV/AIDS. That was only the beginning of some glorious eye opening, and the reality that ordinary moms can say YES and help make REAL CHANGE for the most vulnerable kids/people in the world.

Our family has grown 8 times through adoption. Most recently our 2 little ones with Down Syndrome. Understanding their plight throughout the world has once again rocked our world.

The most “OVERLOOKED” have found places in our family and within our staff.This passion drives everything we do. These “issues” have names and faces. Our goal remains to pour out everything we have been given as a result. We pray that Project HOPEFUL is a safe place to learn, grow, share, and most importantly DO, for the sake of the ones that wait. We create models like Village of HOPE (guatemala). We keep first families FIRST through our HOPE+ programs, restoring HOPE for mothers with HIV/AIDS enabling them to keep their children. We create "FAMILY" by pairing US families and "SISTERHOODS" through our FIG (Family In the Gap) and HOPE+. This is PERSONAL, people!!

I continue to speak on behalf of the voiceless, nationally and internationally and pour out my experience as a mom of many, and from hard places to whomever may need it! We continue with TV/radio appearances and writing to keep their voices LOUD!

Our ONE TRUTH REMAINS: It is worth it ALL for ONE!