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Twenty Children ... And Counting!: Our Story Of Love. (Part One)
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Friday, May 13, 2011

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A family takes in children nobody else wants to raise as their own. This is their story.

My name is Mac Prescott.  I live in Telluride, Colorado, with my wife, Amanda, and our twenty children who range in age from a year to 16.  All have special needs, and they come from places like Bulgaria, Russia, Afghanistan, Kenya (Africa), Egypt (Africa), China, Guatamala, Mexico, Taiwan, and India, as well as the United States (Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana).

We are in the process of adding two more to the family: twin boys, aged ten months, who are from the Marshall Islands.  We expect them to arrive in the next few days.  My wife and I are beyond excited, and the children are looking forward to meeting their newest little brothers!

My wife works for a law firm.  I work too, but today is my day off.  Therefore, I am doing laundry detail and keeping an eye on the babies, to make sure they don't dismantle the house.  It is funny how a little child can make such a huge mess; it never fails!  LOL  Our triplet boys from Afghanistan (Omar, Obed, and Odad) are especially notorious for doing this, and so is our four-year-old daughter from Georgia and our two-year-old son from China!

Our children have disabilities ranging from autism, asthma, and learning disabilities to severe cerebral palsy coupled with blindness, traumatic amputations of limbs and facial damage from a bomb blast, and spina bifida.  Yet we don't see the disability: we see the entire child, and we treat them in the way they would want to be treated: with dignity and respect.

My wife has been working on a book about our family.  She wants to give other adoptive parents hope and encouragement during their adoption journey, and she wants to share our story with the world.  We look for it to come out in print sometime next year if God sees to it.  Meanwhile, I have been playing house-husband (and working), and enjoying every minute of it.

Well, I'd best got back to the laundry: the buzzer for the dryer just sounded, and I also have to check on the babies, to make suere that they are still in dreamland.  Don't want them taking the house arart without my knowing about it first!  LOL  I will write in here again; until later, this is Mac Prescott saying so long and God bless!

~To be continued.~  

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Reviewed by Janice Scott 5/14/2011
Wow! It took Ian and me all our time to look after three without special needs! I'm deeply impressed, and want to read more about this amazing family.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/13/2011
Wow I can not imagine what this family must go through, a great story though, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/13/2011
Holy cow. Raising one child can be difficult, raising a disabled one even more so. Twenty children (all with special needs) is beyond my comprehension! LOL Glad this family has lots of love to spare. Well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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