18 Children? Not sure what to really say but that is a lot of peanut butter and
I've cherished time in years past with Doug and Deanne, and bump into them
in glorious places from time to time. I've always been in awe of them.
Doug and Deanne are sincerely, genuinely a couple filled with love for God, for
each other, for their children, and anyone else who comes near their light.
But, Deanne.....really, how do you take them to Costco? That's the
craziest place to maneuver a basket when I'm alone. Now I'm really in
This is a wonderful story. My commendations go to all who work hard to be
responsible loving parents, and to this amazing couple and their family I extend
even greater commendations.
With all of my heart, I commend this family and wish them the very best. I was
especially moved by this family's willingness to adopt children with
physical and intellectual challenges. These special children need and deserve
love and attention, but they often do not get what they need. These parents
have really made a positive difference with their lives.
You can't judge harshly when things work. Though I'm sure from time to
time a few of these children (like when they must start college) will wish they
didn't have to share quite so much, but think of the adults they will each
become in life. Management positions? Heck, yes! When you listen to
the spirit in all things, you make positive choices. I'm grateful they are
willing to share themselves with us. Sure beats "reality" TV shows, all
about selfishness, doesn't it?
I love reading about families like this! My husband and I want to adopt and add
to our family of 6, but worry that we won't qualify because of our income.
It's good to know that you don't have to be wealthy to qualify.I'm looking forward to reading their blog!
Until this moment of reading this excellent article, I had never met the
Walker's or even been aware of them. However, I just want to comment that
I LOVE you both, and your amazing family. Best of everything to you all.
Wonderful family. I'm jealous because we only have 7. Life must be
totally different for this dynamic family.
When we began adopting while we lived in the midwest our social worker wanted to
know if we could really accept and bond with non birth children. When we
explained our belief in eternal families and how they would be sealed to us
forever she stopped worrying and found us two wonderful children. Now we have
10 greatgrand kids and are so grateful for adoption and the gospel of eternal
Amazing people! Beautiful family!