The Dearie Family

Danita PetersonAdoption Stories

Walter and Chelsea Dearie began their journey with FBCH after 7 long years of trying to have a baby and several heartbreaking miscarriages.  After realizing that their hope of becoming parents might not happen naturally, they turned to FBCH to begin the process of adoption.  They went through the 30-hour MAPP classes required for adoptive parents, they completed all the background screenings and references, and they willingly participated in the home study process. … Read More

The Ellis Family

Danita PetersonAdoption Stories

Lakeland, Fla. – The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is celebrating a number of recent adoptions of older children from their campuses and is working to encourage more Christian families to consider becoming a “forever family” to an orphaned child.
According to Dr. Jerry Haag, president of the Children’s Homes they have had a number of recent successes where older children and large sibling groups have been joined to an adoptive family.… Read More

The Pruiett Family

Danita PetersonAdoption Stories

PANAMA CITY — Bobby & Cheryl Pruiett have been married a dozen years. In their fifth or sixth year, they started to try to become parents. They wanted to love and nurture a baby boy or girl and have their Christ-centered home filled with the kind of joy that only a child can bring. But God had other plans for them.… Read More