You could say our house is a little busy. We adopted five children from China, all with special needs, after having four biological children. Scripture says to take care of the widows and the orphans, and this is a passion the Lord has given us.
My husband and I felt we needed to do something beyond just living a comfortable lifestyle in the suburbs. He has a good job and we wanted to extend that blessing and share the love of Christ.
Two of our kids require blood transfusions every three weeks to keep alive, but you’d never know it by the way they run around all over the place. Two other children have spina bifida and one just had his leg amputated to prepare him for a life with a prosthetic. But we tackle these problems one day at a time and as a loving family.
Adopting these beautiful children has helped our biological kids learn how to care for others, to sacrifice. When one child is going through something serious, it affects the eight other kids. It’s teaching all of us that we are not called to a life of “me”.
Some people wonder why we adopt children with special needs. I don’t think a large family is as scared raising a child with special needs because they have dealt with kids being sick and having issues. We realize no one is perfect. Adoption comes out of brokenness and loss, so every child who is adopted has had to deal with some type of trauma, even if they are perfectly healthy. Having children with special needs has been a wonderful way to see and experience God’s grace.
We also experience a lot of activity because there are always extra kids camped out here. Our house truly is an open door to all the neighborhood children. After all, once you have nine kids, what are a few more?
DannyMarch 13, 2019 at 7:24 pm
Wow! You are such a special and true Christian family! May God bless you abundantly!
JamoMarch 14, 2019 at 1:08 am
God bless, guy!!! Awesome people!!! ✝️❤️?
ToniMarch 18, 2019 at 5:42 pm
Thanks for sharing a life changing story.
May God bless you all ?
LupeJanuary 2, 2020 at 11:18 am
“God is Good” and confirms prayers. Great to read this Love of God children with disabilities/special needs adoption testimony thanks for sharing God bless you all “Happy New Year 2020”.
BENSONApril 28, 2020 at 10:11 am
Your family is a blessing and inspiration.
Thank you for showing us the light of Christ.
God is on your side!
Israel TrujilloApril 28, 2020 at 10:45 am
May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless you all
Anna Faith BrooksOctober 7, 2021 at 12:24 am
What an awesome story about God’s love! Truly they have Christ’s ❤️ heart!