Local family hopes to provide a home for child in needSome would say one kid is a handful, others can handle a few more. We met a family today who has four kids and they're hoping to add one more by adopting a special needs child from eastern europe.
By: Victor Correa, WDAZ
Some would say one kid is a handful, others can handle a few more. We met a family today who has four kids and they're hoping to add one more by adopting a special needs child from eastern europe.
Those who have gone through adoption know it's no easy task. There's reams of paperwork, home visits and background checks. David and Stacy Scott's 4 kids range in age from 6 to 1 years old. Before she met her husband, Stacy was a foster parent and always wanted to adopt, something her and David had in common. The couple tried for adoption three times and were met with administrative difficulties, but after visiting a site called Reece's Rainbow, an organization that helps with the adoption of special needs children, they found baby charlotte, and started the adoption process.
Stacy: "We still had a heart to provide a home for a kiddo that didn't have a mom or a dad, so that's really where our heart was at, to provide a loving family, siblings for a child who would otherwise grow up lonely and alone."
To adopt baby Charlotte, it'll cost the scott family $25,000 dollars, money that the family is still trying to raise. The Scotts hope to raise the money through various fundraisers. Their oldest daughter Eden has also been helping out with a lemonade stand where she's raise $200 so far. If you'd like to make a donation to the Scott family click here.