In 2014, singer-songwriter Amie Aitken is going on tour. Equipped with her great voice and inspirational story she will challenge others to consider fostering and adoption.

Amie says, “At a youth camp a teenager once told me, ‘You don’t look adopted!’” She took that a compliment. “Not many would know that I spent my first threes years of life in foster homes around Glasgow. Born the youngest of six children to an alcoholic single mother, my prospects seemed limited. Thankfully God had other plans for my life.”

Amie is so grateful to the foster carers and her adoptive family for everything they have done for her. Now she wants to use her musical gifts to encourage more to step forward, to change the direction of the lives of more children and young people. She explains, “There are families out there who’ve possibly considered fostering and adoption but have never put those thoughts into action. My hope is that during this tour we’ll be able to inspire or encourage some families to take the next step.”

She continues, “For many people it will just be a great night of music. But my hope and prayer is that each of these nights will become the beginning of some very special stories.”

In fact, Amie is aiming for 10 stories. “Wouldn’t it be great,” she says, “if we could find ten churches to host this tour, and at each event, one family started on the journey to foster or adopt.”

Home for Good are now supporting Amie as she find 10 venues around the UK. If you’re interested in getting involved, your can find out more about Amie by visiting her website, or you can email her directly.

Finally, what can you expect if you invite Amie to your church? “Drawing inspiration from artists like Sara Bareilles, Jimmy Needham and Emile Sande, my debut EP is an upbeat pop-soul blend. The live performances bring to life the energy and enthusiasm conveyed on the record – with a mix of original songs and fun covers I hope to give audiences of all ages an uplifting and enjoyable evening! Churches can choose to have a solo performance, an acoustic trio or the full band. There will be an opportunity to hear about the work of Home For Good and what’s being done to help children across the UK find a new ‘forever home’ as well as a little more about my own story.”