Childvision was first incorporated in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit humanitarian aid organization. Childvision was founded by the principals of Families Thru International Adoption (FTIA) as a result of seeing many teenagers in orphanages around the world who had little or no hope of a “life” once they were too old to live in the orphanage – usually around 18 years of age.
Childvision CEO Keith M. Wallace is a 1983 law school graduate from Valparaiso University School of Law and taught law as a Foreign Expert at Peking University in Beijing, China in 1990 – 1991. In 1995, Mr. Wallace founded Families Thru International Adoption (FTIA), a state-licensed, not-for-profit international child placement agency which has placed over 4,000 children from around the world into permanent families. Mr. Wallace also serves as FTIA’s Chief Executive Officer. Through his law practice, Mr. Wallace has worked with domestic adoption for over 25 years. Mr. Wallace and FTIA have been directly involved in donating significant humanitarian aid monies for the benefit of disadvantaged children both in the U.S. and overseas.
Mr. Wallace is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Christian Legal Society (CLS), and is currently serving as a Board member of the Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS). Mr. Wallace previously served on the Board of Directors of Impact Ministries, an inner-city ministry in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana, is a long term Habitat for Humanity volunteer and recipient of the Habitat 2004 Partnership award, was honored with the distinction of Sagamore of the Wabash by the late Indiana Governor Frank O’Bannon, and was nominated as a 2005 Congressional “Angel in Adoption” by U.S. Senators Evan Bayh and Richard Lugar.
Childvision has an active Board of Directors comprised of individuals who exemplify our mission. The plan for Childvision is to have no paid staff, but rather, to have Childvision’s expense underwritten by FTIA and for the FTIA staff and volunteers in foreign countries to oversee and assist with the Childvision projects.