The Story Behind Our Name

Pharaoh’s daughter was a woman of great courage. She found baby Moses among the reeds of the Nile, and raised him as her son – just like the many women worldwide who foster, adopt and care for another’s children. 

Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe…she saw a basket among the reeds…she opened it and saw the baby and felt sorry for him. (Exodus 2:5-6)

Our Real-Life Inspiration

Sarah Sebyala has devoted her life to caring for the orphans of Uganda, the source of the Nile. Sarah says that our times call forth the story of Moses. The mothers of the world have been forced to “float their children in the river of orphanages” in the hopes that another woman might come forward to raise them.

From this powerful image, the idea for Pharaoh’s Daughters was born.

The Values of a Pharaoh's Daughter


With courage, Pharaoh’s Daughter seized the moment presented to her. She lived in a time of great cruelty toward children.

In that pivotal moment, she acted with extreme courage. She pulled a child from death to destiny. He went on to become one of the greatest leaders of all time. Moses comes from the Hebrew word Mashah that means “to pull out” or to “rescue”.

We hope to show that same courage in our care for another’s child.


Pharaoh’s Daughter lived a life of privilege and comfort. In conviction, she risked everything to save the child.

She risked her life of privilege, comfort and safety to care for a vulnerable child. Children were at risk, and she was convicted to make a difference. Pharaoh’s Daughter knew that she was called to change a life. By doing so, she changed the future of the world. 

We hope to live our lives with that same conviction to act out of courage.


Pharaoh’s Daughter is one of the great heroines of history and yet her name was never even recorded.

Although a great heroine of courage and conviction, she is largely unknown.  But her name does not matter because it was her character that changed everything.

People may not speak our names, but they will speak of a time in history when women of courage, conviction and character showed a love so great that it changed a child’s life, and the world.

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