Joy Break: Finding a Forever Family

By Nancy Flory Published on May 9, 2018

When we turn on our television or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? Those stories are still there. In honor of Foster Care Month, we’ve highlighted a story of foster care that led to adoption. We hope it will bless you.

Eric and Phyllis Watson always wanted children. But when they couldn’t have their own, they turned to foster care as a way to adopt. The day after they got their license to foster children, they got a text.

“They said, ‘We have a sibling set of four,’ and I’m like, ‘Four?! That’s a lot,’” Phyllis told KSHB 41. She and Eric weren’t sure they were ready for four foster children. When Eric realized that the four siblings would be split into different homes if he and Phyllis didn’t foster them, he decided to take them in.

“The turning point for me was they were going to be split up and I didn’t want to see that,” Eric said tearfully.

Phyllis added, “And we’ve never regretted it. Not one day.”

In March, two years after they became foster parents, the Watsons adopted the siblings, ages 11 to 17. Even the judge was excited. “There is nothing better than adoption,” She said. 

Eric, a youth pastor, said of the adoption, “I really believe, honestly, that God’s hand has been all through this process.”

Watch their story:



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