Steamy Trails Member Author Michael Givens writes: Originally I was merely going to recommend that you read a very good book written by a friend of mine, Elaine Newkirk. But when I read her bio I was nearly moved to tears. She is a true humanitarian. Please read what’s below. God has truly blessed everything she has touched
Steamy Trails founder Katrina Gurl writes: Elaine is a remarkable woman and friend. She has taken this journey we call life to not only make her own mark in the world, but to also makes sure others will have a chance to live the quality of life as she has. The road she travels is a selfless one to say the least. On a recent Blog Talk Radio interview with the incomparable Radio personality and Author G C Grace of “A Touch of Grace” syndication, Elaine spoke about her book “The House With Dirt Walls“. She also took out the time to acknowledge Steamy Trails. She stated in the interview that WE inspire her. When in fact it is SHE in whom inspires US! Steamy Trails honors her for the difference she is making in the lives of others.
Who’s That Girl
Elaine Newkirk, is a 38-year-old single mother of 9. She has 1 biological child and has adopted 4 children, 3 of which have disabilities and 4 preadoptive children. She has been a foster parent for over 10 years and has taken in over 60 children. She has dedicated her life to helping youth make changes in their lives & succeed. She has received honors from Senators , Mayors and has been featured in several , newspapers and magazines.
Elaine is an ordained minister through the World Council of IndependentChristianChurches, http://www.wcicc.org/
Elaine is very outspoken in her community. She works very closely child welfare agencies to assist in decision making for young people. She is a community health worker educating people on such topics as breast cancer, heart disease and HIV, to name a few. There are many other committees she sits on the can be provided upon request.
Elaine is an accomplished writer who has just finished her first novel. She also has written 4 screen plays (2 Feature length and 2 TV sitcoms), and is currently seeking representation. A great majority of all monies made from public speaking, Singing engagements, book sales and film production are put back into this organization to help our youth in need.
She is the Difference
In 2004, Elaine was elected the Adoptive Parent of the Year by the State of New Jersey and was awarded the Angel in Adoption Award by the U.S. Congress. Voted by ESSENCE magazine as one of the 35 most beautiful women in the world (May 2005 issue).
Elaine Appeared on the Dr. Phil Show in April of 2006. And will appear again on May 29, 2008
Elaine is a current member of the Board of Directors and incoming President, for the Pennsylvania State Foster Parent Assoc.