When I was a teenager, God laid it upon my heart that I would be the father of 12 children and that it would come about through adoption. To date, we have a total of 7 children (2 biological daughters, 2 adopted daughters & 3 adopted sons).
I know, for most people, the idea of having more than 1 or 2 children sounds crazy enough but 12 is totally insane! For us, it's very different, though. It's something I've known would happen long before I had even met my wife, Angel, and something we have found to be extremely rewarding. Anyone who knows our family can tell you, our family is one of great love and affection and, all-in-all, our kids are some of the most well behaved and well mannered children you'd ever meet. We are so proud of each of them and can't wait for the day when we've reached our ultimate goal of 12! In order for this to happen, however, we need some Room to Grow! That's the reason for our campaign.
In order to adopt the remaining 5 children, we will need to finish our garage, creating enough room for our next children. To do that, we need just over $10,000!
Every child deserves a loving family to call their own. That is the ultimate goal of this campaign. Please, help us bring 5 more children out of foster care and into our family. Most children over the age of 5 years old tend to linger in the foster care system for years, often times separated from their siblings. Far to often, many of these children will age out of foster care, never finding the loving forever family they so desparately wanted and needed.
On any given day, there are over 400,000 in foster care. Of those, over 100,000 are legal orphans in need of loving & stable families! Even worse is that, more than 20,000 children age out of the system every year!
I especially want to reach out to our fellow members in the Body of Christ. It is estimated that there are more than 250,000,000 Christians & 350,000 churches in the USA. That works out to 2,500 Christians & 3.5 churches for every 1 legal orphan in our nation! We can do more! We must do more! It's not just a numbers thing but a directive given by Jesus Christ himself!
I know not everyone is cut-out to foster &/or adopt but, I think supporting those that can, will &/or have fostered & adopted is something everyone can do. Even if you can't give money, your emotional & prayer support mean more than you know - to us & other foster & adoptive families.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our nation's children by providing them the love & tools necessary to succeed! And, if you have any questions about fostering &/or adopting from the U.S. Foster Care System, please, feel free to reach out to me. I would love to help you on your journey!
Thank you & God bless!