Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Our Family in Brief.....

Welcome. My name is Jenny and my husband is Steven. We are parents to 12 children. I was a teen mom and have an 18 year old son. Steven and I gave birth to 2 children who are 12 and 10. Our family grew when we adopted 9 beautiful children ages 8, 8, 8, 7, 6, 4, 3, 2 1/2 and 2. Children have always been our life. We were foster parents to 4 wonderful children including our very much loved Thomas who will always be "our son" , he is in Heaven. Blessed are his biological parents who gave us the title of being his parents also. Thomas went to be with Jesus at the age of 2 years 3 months after his life long illness. We wait for the day to hug and kiss him again. We live on a 20 acre farm. Originally from the city/suburbs of Boston to our farm in the Carolinas . Come and see our journey as we mention our everyday lives of a large family, our adoption journeys past and present , why we promise to always have an open door to children and our farm adventures as we learn new things along the way.

This is my first post I will add as frequently as I can.


  1. Wow, Jenny - Happened upon your blog just now and I'm full of awe! Looking forward to reading more!!

  2. Wow, what a great start! I had no idea you had such a large family. I am excited to see where God leads you in the days ahead.
    Joy,Reeces Rainbow

  3. I just found you through your comment on Christine's Smiles and Trials. What a wonderful heart you and your husband have. I look forward to seeing your upcoming posts.

  4. I hope you do blog. I'd be interested!

  5. I'm excited to hear more about your family!

    We have adopted many special needs children also and live in NC too. :)

  6. Ditto the previous posters. I'd love to hear more about your family and life.

  7. Hi Jenny,

    I live in NC too and look forward to reading your blog. Your family is beautiful and I am excited about your new additions! Praying that all will go smoothly for you!


  8. Wow Jenny, I found your blog as a fellow RR'er. I didn't realize you were blessed with such a big family! The daily life with so many children AND working outside the home, incredible! Praying God continues to give you strength for all you do. Blessings on adding your two new little ones, they are beautiful, as are your other children!

  9. Thank you to all of you who left a cooment. So greatly appreciated.

  10. Hi Jenny,

    I saw on the RR yahoo group that you have 11 children, but here it says 12. I was just wondering. Are the two precious babies you are hoping to adopt from Ukraine?