Karen Springs

Global Forum Production Lead 

Karen lived in Kyiv, Ukraine for over 14 years, advocating for orphaned and at-risk children and working with hundreds of adoptive families. Karen was a part of the team that initiated the Ukraine Without Orphans movement and has partnered alongside the global WWO effort since the effort in Ukraine began. Having managed humanitarian and child advocacy projects throughout Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East with Orphan’s Promise, Karen has served as an advocate for children in families around the world. With a background in performing arts, production and writing, she is passionate about using those gifts to advance God’s Kingdom and to see nations collaborate in solving their orphan and vulnerable children crisis through the WWO global movement. Karen is author of Adoption Through the Rearview Mirror: Learning from Stories of Heartache and Hope, which chronicles the stories of families who adopted children from Ukraine.