Adopting Nevaeh

My husband and I were foster parents to many children in the Tennessee area. We took in babies, young children and teens. We became known for working with the teenagers because a lot of foster parents don’t want them. Our own children were older and it became a mission to them as well.

One day we were called and they needed someone right then to pick up a young girl of nine and my husband agreed to go to her school after work to get her. He did and brought home this angry little red headed girl. This was the start of a continued love affair for all of us. She became our forever child.

She evidently married her high school sweetheart. They had 3 children and were/are the greatest parents any child could ask for. Partly, I think because both if their childhoods lacked what so many kids take for granted.

After their youngest daughter became 5 they decided they wanted to give back and became foster parents of their own. They received their license and talked with their own children and it became a family affair. So many times along with their children, 8, 7 and 5 years of age fostered babies under 4 years old. They would often have 2 at a time but with everyone including their children they would make it work.

One day they received a special gift. A little girl 8 days old. Of course there were courts dates and family visits and doctor appointments and social worker visits and before you knew it 2 years had passed. By now the only real family Nevaeh knew where them. All their hearts were connected by love and on September 12, 2019 in the state of Alabama. after 312 days, they were able to adopt Nevaeh. Who needs matching DNA! She is theirs and they are hers! 💜

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