Share this please. Spread the word. Make this go viral. I’m serious. If you’re a mother in a desperate moment, and if you’re considering doing harm to your child because you can’t take it anymore, please don’t. Contact me. My wife and I will raise your child in a loving, warm, healthy Christian family.
Over the last two days I’ve read two horrific accounts of child neglect and abuse. The first was of an 8-year-old charged with manslaughter in the death of a 1-year-old. I have an 8-year-old. What could ever happen to allow such a thing to take place? Two mothers went out for a night of partying and didn’t want to take responsibility for their children. The 8-year-old was left in charge of 6 kids. The 1-year-old wouldn’t stop crying. The 8-year-old beat the 1-year-old to death.
The second story was of a Georgia toddler, found bound and gagged in a locked car, screaming helplessly for hours while the mother sat by a lake to ‘think about things.’ Where the father was, I don’t know. What drove the mother to the point where she seriously contemplated murdering her own child, I don’t know. Stories like that happen all too often, and they literally make me sick to my stomach. Even knowing the responsibilities involved in offering something like this, I can’t sit back and do nothing. These children are innocent. They deserve so much better than this. So I’m doing something. I’m offering a way out to mothers who may feel like they have no way out.
As a parent of four children, I know how incredibly difficult parenting can be. I have a loving, supportive and heroic wife who does the bulk of child-rearing in our family, and I still get personally overwhelmed at times. If you’re a single mother, I can’t even imagine the stress that you go through at times.
But no matter what happens, don’t take it out on the child. If you have nowhere to turn, if you don’t have family or a church or a pastor that you can turn to, and if you’re seriously contemplating doing harm to your child to simply escape, don’t. Contact me. My wife and I will raise your child in a loving, warm, healthy Christian family.
Shepherd six years ago
We’ve got four kids, the first two adopted. This is a picture of our second son Shepherd six years ago when he was a few days old. We took him home from the hospital, a mother contacting us because she didn’t feel though she could raise him. We made him ours. Shepherd is an incredible child, caring, sweet, with a genuine laugh and love of life. And he’s also an incredible athlete, probably the most naturally gifted athlete of all of our kids. Last night Shepherd scored like a million goals at his soccer game and ran circles around the opposing team. This kid is going places. He has a hope and a future. He has a chance at life. He’s going to make a huge difference in the world, because his birth mother gave him that chance. I thank God every day that she did.
We took Shepherd in because we want to be faithful to open our home to children in need. If you’re in dire straights, if your contemplating harming your child, if you have no family, no help, no pastor, no church, don’t lose hope. Contact me. My family lives in central Mississippi. I pastor an incredible church that is a tremendous support to our family and children. Don’t harm your child.
Email me at: email@example.com. My name is Josh Daffern and my incredible wife is Robin. We have four children already. Our house is full, but if it’s a matter of life and death, our house will always be open to more. Authorities don’t have to get involved. We can pursue normal adoption channels. I won’t think any less of you. My priority is to protect, nurture and raise the children that God has entrusted me with, however many that might be. Don’t harm your child. My wife and I will raise that precious gift to reach his or her full potential in life. Give me all your unwanted babies, please. They are precious. They deserve life.