Acres of Hope is the loving creation of a vision Patty Anglin had as a child growing up in Africa. in Patty was raised the daughter of Medical missionaries the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. The mother of 18 children, she is an outspoken advocate on adoption and the Executive Director of a National Charitable Organization called Acres of Hope. Through out her long career as a foster mother caring for medically fragile children, Patty also provided services in parenting skills to their families.
As her experience broadened, she began to see ways of improving the foster care system. She began to work with other agencies and groups, local, state and national in developing new and innovative ways to assist children and families in receiving appropriate services.
In 2003 Patty witnessed firsthand the devastation of Liberia after the long 14 year civil war. With so many children left orphaned from the war, she reached out and adopted her son, Tucker. Patty saw a need for all children impacted by the war, orphaned and medically fragile to be cared for in a loving enviornment. The orphanage was born! To date, more than 600 children have found loving families due to Acres of Hope's orphanage work. Thousands of children have been fed, and children are now able to attend schools which were previously non-existant.