Adoption – the Hood Family

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My wife, Karen, and I have adopted ten children.  We have children from Korea, India, Ethiopia, and from the United States.  We used WACAP (World Association of Children and Parents) for our foreign adoptions.  We went through Child Protective Services (CPS) for most of our in-country adoptions.

I would certainly encourage people interested in having children to consider adoption.  There is definitely a need for adoptive parents locally and globally.

Being a parent is a big responsibility, which brings big joy and sometimes big sorrow.  However, we now have 16 children, 10 adopted, 5 biologic, and one foster daughter.  The satisfaction of seeing then mature into responsible adults is worth any hardship.

Keep smiling,
Dr. James Hood


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