Adoption Stories

DCF Celebrates with Families After the Adoption of Ten Children

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

New mothers and fathers were over joyed to welcome a new member into their family. There were 10 adoptions at the courthouse, and groups like Forever Family and DCF are hoping next year even more kids will get a mom and dad.


The Polston Family

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

My Life and Times of Having Six Adopted Boys

By: Deborah Ehler Polston

While most of our friends are experiencing the “empty nest”, or being Grandparents for the first time, we are stuck in a time warp of changing diapers and falling out of bed for the 3am feeding. I don’t remember navigating through the house in the dark as being so challenging. Now, my body isn’t getting with the program and won’t cooperate with jumping to attention out of a dead sleep. As I stumble out of our high four poster bed and hit my head on the post as I round the corner, I then have to make it down two flights of stairs to the kitchen where I prepare the bottle. Then, it’s back up one flight of stairs to the baby’s room, oh no! I forgot to grab the diaper and wipes. (more…)

The Rouse Family

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

On Saturday, March 12th little Piper was born. Just 2 days later, she became a part of her forever family. When Ryan and Stacie Rouse, first met the birth mother of Piper in Lakeland a few months ago, they knew God had a special plan in store for them. The mother and the Rouse family immediately connected. They accepted the Piper’s mother with open arms and are glad to show her the love of Jesus, like he has showed us!

The Mims Family

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

TALLAHASSEE (July 2009) – The Mims family is gathered around the kitchen table looking at photographs of Omon when he first started staying with the Mims family. Omon’s brother, Mitchell, teases him about being so skinny when he was a little kid.

Omon’s adopted family includes his father Chuck, his mother Natalie, his brother Mitchell (17), and his sister Morgan (14). The entire Mims family is all about three things: God, family, and sports. (more…)

The Tyus Family

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Pensacola, Fla. – The Tyus family is not your ordinary family. That’s quite easy to understand when you see their diverse 12 member group.

Kelley and Rodney Tyus always wanted a big family but after the birth of their two children, Ryan and Kyndel, the Tyus’ could no longer have children of their own. After considering adopting children internationally they decided to look into adopting a sibling group which needed a home right here in Florida. (more…)