Out of Many, One Family, How Two Adults Claimed Twelve Children Through Adoption

Out of Many, One Family, How Two Adults Claimed Twelve Children Through Adoption

by Claudia Fletcher, Bart Fletcher
     
 

Are they all yours? Do you run a day care? Is this a youth group? Why didn t you want to have any children of your own? These are questions faced often by parents of large families, but especially by adoptive parents. What makes the Fletcher family s story unique is that their twelve children all came home within twelve years. Five children are Hispanic. One is…  See more details below

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Are they all yours? Do you run a day care? Is this a youth group? Why didn t you want to have any children of your own? These are questions faced often by parents of large families, but especially by adoptive parents. What makes the Fletcher family s story unique is that their twelve children all came home within twelve years. Five children are Hispanic. One is biracial. Two are Asian. Four are Caucasian. Ten are from four state foster care systems from across the United States, two are from a Guatemalan orphanage. At the writing of this book, they range in age from 10-22 but they arrived between the ages of 9 months and 12 years. Together the family has confronted (and in some cases resolved) a myriad of challenges. Each is a unique individual with special gifts and contributions to make to the world. This book is the account, with helpful wisdom along the way, of an adoptive family s first twelve years, recounting how each child was claimed. Two Adults. Twelve Children. One Family.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013523388
Publisher:
Third Degree Parenting
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
230
File size:
612 KB

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Meet the Author

Bart, a United Methodist pastor, is an intentional and attentive father. He is the family s nurturer, who continues to learn what it means to be a non-anxious presence in the lives of his children. Claudia, an adoption professional, is the family disciplinarian, using techniques she learned as a college administrator combined with years of practical knowledge gained from parenting in the third degree. Together they share the roller coaster ride of parenting children with special needs who have a history of abuse or neglect. They combine a sense of humor, a strong faith, and unconditional love to face their daily challenges. They are the founders of Third Degree Parenting, LLC, an organization whose mission is to empower the written and spoken work of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to encourage, educate and strengthen parents.

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