Club Meeting at PONDEROSA STEAKHOUSE

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dickson Family Journey


Charlie and Leslie Dickson shared their journeys through the adoption process, foster parenting, and parenting with the Kiwanis.   In 2006 Charlie and Leslie had their first child.  After William's birth they were told they probably would not have anymore.   They started taking in foster children to care for and at the same time reduced their personal debt levels through a Dave Ramsey program.  
Five years later,  Ann was born to them,  their second.   They decided they wanted to adopt, but the amount of money was still a problem.  Suddenly money unexpectedly came in at the same time from multiple sources.   Charlie was sent to Italy by his employer, Nestle SA and while there visited a missionary family in the Ukraine they met through church.
Several were required visits before finalizing adoption they stayed with the missionaries and they helped a local church in Ukraine while waiting,  They received a court date instead of 8 and had the 30 day wait waived.  They now have have 4 children William, Ann, George, and Edward, have adopted Lidia and Vitali, and also had 2 nieces and nephew whom they cared for.  They had the help of several agencies, including Kids First Adoptions, Across the World Adoptions, The Villages , Hancock County DCS and Safe Families.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive

About Us

My photo
Greenfield Kiwanians perform service projects to help people and organizations. We also perform service projects to raise funds to support Riley Children's Hospital and many local charities.