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Did You See This?: Adoptive Dad of 6 Gives a Golden Performance

Michael Ketterer’s dreams are becoming a reality after receiving the “golden buzzer” on America’s Got Talent this Tuesday.  Michael and his wife, Ivey, are the parents of 6 children.  Five of those children were adopted from the foster care system.

Michael stated on the show,

You know, one of the things that happens, especially because my children came out of foster care, when you’re surviving, you can’t dream. And that has been one of the most rewarding things is providing them with a home and safe environment where they are free to dream, and so I’m here because I want to show them that if their dad can live out his dreams then nothing is impossible for them.

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Michael Ketterer is a part-time worship leader at his church in California, where he and his wife moved from Knoxville, TN.  He is also a part-time pediatric mental health nurse at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

The golden buzzer means that Michael automatically advances to the live shows where he will continue to compete for the top spot.

michael kettererAfter the big moment, Michael tweeted:

“I’m so thankful for all of the support and love that I’m receiving from my family, friends, and people that I’ve never met before! My family and I are undone and are so thankful to God for this amazing opportunity. Thank you @SimonCowell for hitting that button!” 

We are cheering Michael and his family on, and love that his children are free to dream!

If God may be calling your family to grow through adoption, America World would love to partner with you to make that happen.  We need families for children in China, India, and Haiti who are waiting for their forever families and the opportunity to dream.

Our website offers lots of detailed information about international adoption, the process, the costs (and the financial assistance available!) and our caring adoption team would love to answer any questions you may have.

Learn more about Indian adoption by visiting our India Adoption pages where you can get details on the India adoption process, India adoption costsIndia adoption requirements, and more. Contact our international adoption India team with questions at India@awaa.org .

To learn more about China adoption visit our China Adoption pages where you can get details on the China adoption process, China adoption costsChina adoption requirements, and more. Contact our international adoption China team with questions at China@awaa.org .

To learn more about Haiti adoption visit our Haiti Adoption pages where you can get details on the Haiti adoption process, Haiti adoption costsHaiti adoption requirements, and more. Contact our international adoption Haiti team with questions at Haiti@awaa.org .

We would love to send you our free adoption information booklet too.  The booklet provides an overview of the adoption process and all that America World is doing to care for vulnerable children around the world. Request your book here.

If you are being led to foster a child, you can begin with your county children’s services or contact our partners at Bethany to learn more.


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