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House Full of Children – Elizabeth Barkley

Being an adoptee, I’ve often realized that one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given is that of life and a home. My birth mother chose to have me and my adoptive parents gave me a loving, stable home. In our culture, most people take these things for granted — they expect them and feel entitled for them — without ever really knowing how precious they are.

Earlier today I saw Elizabeth Barkley’s story of love and how she’s extended that to so many children (and animals!) who do not have those most basic things we all need. She is an inspiration to me. I hope she will inspire you  as well.

 

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  • SueBee August 1, 2011, 2:21 am

    Perspective. What an impressive, loving woman. There is a special place in heaven for people like her.

  • Tim August 1, 2011, 12:02 pm

    Hi Alison,

    My wife want more children. At first she was not open to adopting or being a foster parent. Now she is interested.

    Hopefully we can be good parents like your parents and Elizabeth.

    Tim
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  • Anna August 2, 2011, 6:23 am

    I would say that she is a brave woman and we should admire such people as they prove the fact we are people are kind.

  • Siddharth Mishra August 2, 2011, 7:53 am

    GOOD !!
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  • John Glover August 2, 2011, 7:41 pm

    Touching, Totally touching.
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  • Alison Moore Smith August 2, 2011, 8:55 pm

    Tim, I do hope that, should you decide to adopt or be foster parents, that it is a blessing all around. 🙂

  • Alison Moore Smith August 2, 2011, 8:55 pm

    John, I so agree. Thank you for dropping by and watching. 🙂

  • DiNaRa August 5, 2011, 4:44 am

    Great lady! A bit later when I am going to foster some kids as there are many of them who need to taken care of.

  • Tim August 6, 2011, 11:19 am

    Alison,
    The only thing that concerns me is that adopting cost a lot of money and that being a foster parent means someone from the state will come check out our house all the time.

    Are my concerns real?

    Tim
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