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Old 09-21-2020, 02:32 PM   #1
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On September 21st, 2018, my wife and I received our first foster placement. It was terrifying at the time, as we had no kids of our own, and had no experience raising children. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to be a father, and was mostly trying to make my wife happy. Within a few days I was in love, and within a few weeks it felt like they had been with us forever. In September 2019 we were blessed to be able to adopt our daughters. They’ve grown so much in two years, and so much of the damage they received in their past life has been been healed and faded away. They’re a perfect fit in our family, and such a blessing to us. Our oldest is now 7, and our youngest is 4. I have a feeling the younger is going to be my hunting buddy, and our oldest will be our cheerleader, but they both love to fish at least . It’s amazing to see what they’ve already become, and what they’ve made me become as well.

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Old 09-21-2020, 02:35 PM   #2
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God Bless You...whole lotta awesomeness here!!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:36 PM   #3
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Bless you my friend! An awesome thing you are doing.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:37 PM   #4
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Man that frog pic is priceless
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:37 PM   #5
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God Bless You...whole lotta awesomeness here!!
That pretty much sums it up.


The world needs more people like you and your wife.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:37 PM   #6
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Awesome, God Bless you and your family. Beautiful girls!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:38 PM   #7
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Too cool!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:39 PM   #8
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What a wonderful story. God bless you and your wife.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:39 PM   #9
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so cool. Congrats to y'all!!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:42 PM   #10
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You guys are amazing people. Many prayers have been answered for all involved!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:46 PM   #11
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Man, those pics are priceless.

If she kisses that frog she is going to be rich!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:47 PM   #12
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Thank you for giving those two a loving home. You and your wife have made their lives a lot better.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:55 PM   #13
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Are they sisters? I know they are now......thanks for giving them everything. They are going to grow up to be wonderful adults with fond memories of their childhood, I can tell just from those pictures.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:07 PM   #14
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I love this. I can only imagine how you and your wife have changed their future.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:10 PM   #15
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Awesome! You are double blessed.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:11 PM   #16
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Man that frog pic is priceless
No kidding, I love that pic.

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Old 09-21-2020, 03:12 PM   #17
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Were you able to talk her into kissing the frog?
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:19 PM   #18
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I love it. Those kids are blessed to have y'all.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:20 PM   #19
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Cute girls. Congrats on having the courage to take on that responsibility.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:23 PM   #20
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You’re ruined!!! Those two girls gonna have you so twisted up you don’t know which way is up. God bless you and your wife. Saints!


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Old 09-21-2020, 03:26 PM   #21
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that is just awesomeness! God Bless your wonderful Family!
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:29 PM   #22
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Congrats to the bullets13 family.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:34 PM   #23
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This post makes my heart happy. Beautiful girls, congrats!
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:53 PM   #24
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Thx for sharing and making my day! God bless you and your family.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:55 PM   #25
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Awesome and congratulations. We started a similar journey 20 years ago. First, a little girl. Several years later, a little boy. Were fortunate to adopt both. Not without its challenges, but still the best thing ever.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:03 PM   #26
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Oh you are going to be in trouble with those two. They are going to have you wrapped around their fingers. But it will be totally worth it. Congrats!
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:06 PM   #27
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Foster families have a special place in my heart, God bless you and yours for what ya'll do. It's a truly life changing thing for those girls.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:08 PM   #28
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Congrats to you and as others have said, hats off to you for doing that. My wife wants to adopt just to help someone since we have our own kids already.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:18 PM   #29
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That frog pic is worth framing
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:21 PM   #30
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We were certified on 6-1-19 and received our first placement on 6-3-19. She was 28 days old.

Parental rights have been terminated, we have filed for adoption and should go to court end of October, first of November. She is my shadow, has my 12 year old all kinds of whipped, she says jump, he asks how high. My 10 year old has had fun with a real life baby doll.

I too am extremely glad “I did it to make the wife happy.”




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Old 09-21-2020, 04:23 PM   #31
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Man this is great
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:27 PM   #32
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That is incredible. Congrats on raising 2 fine daughters.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:33 PM   #33
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Home run for everyone
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:36 PM   #34
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Such awesomeness! God bless you and the family!
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:37 PM   #35
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Congrats Great job to you and your wife
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:43 PM   #36
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Man that frog pic is priceless
Makes me a touch hungry
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:49 PM   #37
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Great Story! Total win for all involved. You sir, are a good man!
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:56 PM   #38
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That's so awesome! They are beautiful children! I love the look on the cheerleaders face in the frog picture. Yall done good.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:58 PM   #39
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Sometimes, step-dad's, make the best kinda dad...………
Congrats.………..
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:00 PM   #40
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WoW, one of the greatest post ever!!!!!!
Blessings
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:31 PM   #41
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Beautiful girls.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:38 PM   #42
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I've heard horror stories of how these kids can't recover...thank y'all so much for what you are doing and what you have done!
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:58 PM   #43
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WoW, one of the greatest post ever!!!!!!
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God bless the moms and dads who welcome these beautiful kids into the family.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:46 PM   #44
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Were you able to talk her into kissing the frog?
She probably would if I suggested it
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:46 PM   #45
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Are they sisters? I know they are now......thanks for giving them everything. They are going to grow up to be wonderful adults with fond memories of their childhood, I can tell just from those pictures.
Yes, at least half, supposedly full.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:47 PM   #46
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You aren’t kidding.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:48 PM   #47
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Awesome and congratulations. We started a similar journey 20 years ago. First, a little girl. Several years later, a little boy. Were fortunate to adopt both. Not without its challenges, but still the best thing ever.
Amen.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:49 PM   #48
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We were certified on 6-1-19 and received our first placement on 6-3-19. She was 28 days old.

Parental rights have been terminated, we have filed for adoption and should go to court end of October, first of November. She is my shadow, has my 12 year old all kinds of whipped, she says jump, he asks how high. My 10 year old has had fun with a real life baby doll.

I too am extremely glad “I did it to make the wife happy.”




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Awesome! Good luck! It’s amazing how quickly they become part of the family.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:55 PM   #49
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We were certified on 6-1-19 and received our first placement on 6-3-19. She was 28 days old.

Parental rights have been terminated, we have filed for adoption and should go to court end of October, first of November. She is my shadow, has my 12 year old all kinds of whipped, she says jump, he asks how high. My 10 year old has had fun with a real life baby doll.

I too am extremely glad “I did it to make the wife happy.”




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Sometimes, in the quiet of the moment, a whisper settles over your ear. Praying for your power brother ❤️
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:48 PM   #50
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On September 21st, 2018, my wife and I received our first foster placement. It was terrifying at the time, as we had no kids of our own, and had no experience raising children. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to be a father, and was mostly trying to make my wife happy. Within a few days I was in love, and within a few weeks it felt like they had been with us forever. In September 2019 we were blessed to be able to adopt our daughters.

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a good friend of our youngest son was a foster child. He told me stories of his life before being chosen for a foster family. It was horrifying about his upbringing and what he endured.

He is now in the US Air Force training as a Pilot and A drone Pilot.

Thank You for making a difference in these girls lives.
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