Thank you so much for considering me for your event! I do not take these requests lightly as we seek to bless you and your ministry and to “Simply Love!”


Kari Smalley Gibson blog

Booking questions?

Please direct all inquiries to Michael Gibson,

What is all the craziness about?

Kari is the founder of the well known adoption blog, My Crazy Adoption which generates over 18,000 readers a month, as well as the co-founder of the non-profit, Simply Love. Kari’s passion is simply two things, being a mom to Michael, Hannah, and Zoie and loving and protecting the fatherless all around the world. A dynamic speaker, and children’s author with her dad, best-selling author, Dr. Gary Smalley. She currently resides in Springfield, MO when she is not on the mission field with her husband, Roger and three super-kids.

What types of events does Kari usually speak at?

Kari thrives teaching women of all ages, bloggers, young adults and children. She also loves speaking with her husband, Roger Gibson, and together bringing a unique perspective of the topics they share on marriage, parenting, and serving on the mission field. Roger brings a bold message to Man Up and Go for the fatherless with the award-winning documentary film.

What does Kari talk about?

Kari’s messages are constantly evolving, but generally her talks focus on living on mission, serving and loving the fatherless, blogging, orphan care, adoption coaching, and parenting. Kari is happy to customize any messages around your event.


May 1-2: Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit 10 Conference, Chicago, IL

See What Others Are Saying…

“If you want to see an example of a married couple with a BIG heart, meet Roger and Kari. Their passion for orphan awareness and missions is contagious. And their expertise will astound you.”
-Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, best-selling authors, speakers

“I have had the opportunity to watch the Gibson family live out their faith in a radical and tangible way.  Their desire for the Word of God and His truth transcends the ordinary and they follow where the Lord leads, no matter the cost.  Their hearts for the lost and broken change how they live and challenges other to do so as well.  They have a Kingdom-focused family and I am blessed to call them my friends.”
-Joe White, President, Kanakuk Kamps

“The pain, struggle, and ultimately the joy of the journey Roger and Kari have been on has been amazing to watch, and still is as it continues to unfold! Their passion and commitment to communicating and living out lives that are in tune with God’s heart beat for families is inspiring.”
-Phil Joel, Christian musician, former member of the Newsboys

“What a joy it is that all my children, and their mates are in full time ministry! And what an honor to know that my daughter Kari and her husband Roger spend their days and time on the mission field in Haiti and Ethiopia. Their stories and experiences are unlike any other, but most importantly, their passion for orphans overflows from the wellspring of their heart.”
-Dr. Gary Smalley, Best-selling author, speaker