Joan Malouf was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. When she was 7 years old her parents adopted a baby boy which was the delight of her life. As time progressed it became obvious that John was developmentally delayed. Through the years there were many struggles but Joan truly believes she is the person she is today because of the things she learned by having him as her brother.
She has been married to her husband for 47 years and they have 2 adopted children. Both have been incredible blessings, but each with their own challenges.
Joan and her husband Rick had the privilege of being part of the genesis of Christian Family Care in Arizona. Recently she has served on Arizona’s Foster Care Review Board and starting and nurturing a foster care ministry at her church. Because of her friendship with Carol Barger and her interest in meeting the needs of families who have adopted children with special needs, she feels privileged to serve on the board of Adoptive Families Coalition as their Secretary.