At just 3½ years old, Madeline seems to hold her own with her two rambunctious younger brothers, Dakota (her biological brother), 2½, and 9-month old Brendan (also soon to-be-adopted). As is the case with many of the placements at Nazareth Home, Madeline’s biological parents were unable to properly care for her, and she came to Nazareth Home when she was four months old.
Maddie (her nickname) joined the Drew family when she was eleven months old. Just a day before she was to come home with the Drews, they were told that she had a two week-old brother, Dakota, who also needed a home…and without a second thought, the Drews knew they wanted Dakota, too, and suddenly they had two new babies instead of one!Read More About Maddie...
When Pam Johnson, a social worker with the Department of Children’s Services received the file on Micah, an infant placed at Nazareth Home, she had no idea how this case would eventually change her life and that of her entire family. Micah’s mother, herself a ward of the state, had given birth to Micah at age 14. During many interactions, and on a particular trip to Indianapolis for one of several surgeries, Pam found herself bonding with Micah, which left her with the nagging question: “why doesn’t someone step up and care for this child?” And the answer that came was, “why not me?”
Pam’s husband Cliff shared her desire to make a difference in the life of this little baby who was in great need of love, attention, and care. Pam’s experience during the trip to Indianapolis was the final bonding needed! Working through the system toward adoption, even for a veteran case worker, has its stops and starts, ups and downs and frustrations, but Pam and Cliff were able to win their quest to foster, and ultimately adopt Micah.Read More About Micah...
Lindsey Johnson, was the 76th baby to make Nazareth Home her home for the first critical months of her life. Lindsey came to Nazareth when she was just two weeks old. She was the ninth child born to her biological mother, who was unable to properly care for her. But meeting Lindsey, one is hard-pressed to believe that she had such a dire start in life. Her new mom, Tracie, attributes much of Lindsey’s positive development to the care she received in her beginning months at Nazareth. She proudly describes Lindsey: “She’s outgoing, not the least bit passive, and she has a lot of tomboy instincts. If she falls down, she just gets right back up and keeps going. I believe children watch and mirror your reactions, and if you’re always upset about the least little thing, they react similarly.” Tracie added that Lindsey is a very compassionate and perceptive child.Read More About Lindsey...
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