We are the Pilkington family, and we are parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco. We adopted our three little miracles as newborns with assistance from Catholic Charities in Dallas. Chandler is now six years old, Bennet is four, and Dorie Beth is two. And they are our greatest joy! Adoption has been such a blessing in our lives and the lives of our children, our extended family and our birth families. We have an open relationship with all three of our children’s birth moms. We adore and admire each of them so much for choosing life for their baby. And, we are so grateful to each of them for choosing us to raise their baby as our very own. We have the privilege every day of being called Mom and Dad!
Adoption has brought us, the McPheeters family, four precious gifts – Hannah, Jacob, Brigid and Joseph – all under the age of six and all named in honor of saints! We are parishioners at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Allen. Our children came to us through the Foster Care to Adoption process. As foster parents, we learned how to appreciate the gift of each day with our foster children because we knew well there may not be a tomorrow with them by our side. Now we are a forever family, but we still know that we cannot possess anyone. We may only hold each other with an open hand and love purely, day by day, in God’s grace, and with great joy!
Famous Faces of Adoption
John Lennon • Nelson Mandela • Babe Ruth • Jamie Foxx • Faith Hill & Tim McGraw • Bill Clinton • Jack Nicholson • J.R.R. Tolkien • Nancy Reagan • Dave Thomas • Sarah McLachlan • Jesse Jackson • Steve Jobs • Newt Gingrich • Willie Nelson • Eleanor Roosevelt