Along with making sure that children in our care are fully supported we are
also dedicated to finding those that need a forever home find one.
In fact, Seven Homes has a 98% success rate at finding children in our care a forever home!
These are just a few of the beautiful success stories we have.
Three Brothers, Two Homes, One Family
December 22, 2017 Seven Homes celebrated three children and two families through 1 adoption ceremony. Six new brothers, and one new baby sister, claiming each other as their own through a beautiful bond like none other. Logan, Tristen and Timothy all biological brothers were adopted into two families.
Logan, who intentionally chose and pursued this home to create his new family of seven, with four other siblings. Timothy and Triston make what was only a husband and wife, a complete family of four. Both sets of families are dedicated to keeping these brothers in each other’s lives.
As beautiful as this is, it has presented a challenge! The SEVEN children have been discussing how to create their “sibling” word to describe their relationship across two families. The kid’s conundrum sounded a bit like this,“Ok when we adopt Logan he becomes my brother, but you are his brothers, so that makes us brothers too…”. When discuss the new relationship the adoptions created. Adoption for these 9 kids means sharing, loving, caring and family. It means they are trying to define their new relationship with each other, having three brothers adopted between two different families. What do we call each other? Brothers and one lucky baby sister for now, until they can create the cool word to define their expanded family. And what a large extended family it is! In the picture to the right, you can see all of the boy's new family. No shortage of love here!
The Luckiest Call
Candice Idol had kept the idea of adoption in the back of her mind for years. It always seemed like something she would like to do, but never made the move. Then, one night in 2012, she saw one of our Forever Family clips on Fox 8. Seven was already a “lucky” number for this major sports fan, so she took it as a sign and picked up the phone. To her surprise, even though sun had long set, Ken Maxwell, our director answered his phone. He was in the middle of teaching a training class, but he would call her when he was done. He did, and the following week Candice found herself in her first MAPP class. Her fellow classmates would grow and stay close over the years. It was not long after being licensed that Candice got a call. “I had thought I wanted teenage boys that I could help through high school and move on to the next.” But Ken saw something else in Candice. He called her and announced he had the perfect placement for her…a five-year-old boy. Candice trusted Ken and took the boy in, and oh how right he was. Candice fell in love with Zachary instantly. A little later, when his mother had his sister Aubree, it was just another blessing. Candice got to bring the baby girl home from the hospital and her heart never felt so full. Today, Candice, Zachary, and Aubree are home, raising foster dogs as a family.