Two Additional Adoptions and the Briggs Family Expands to 38

Love abounds at the Briggs home where two more children have been adopted.

Denalee Chapman February 23, 2015
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The most recent additions to the Paul and Jeane Briggs family are John David and Jabin Kofi; baby boys from the Kwahu Orphanage in Ghana. This brings the number of children to 36. Five of those children are biological and the rest are adopted from places throughout the world. Most of the children joining the Briggs family have needed special care due to medical issues or learning difficulties.

This loving couple, now in their late 50s, do not seem to tire of parenting. With 26 children still at home, the older children are not far. All are living nearby. The couple has no plans to stop adopting. For the deeply religious Briggs family, adoption is their calling.

Paul’s career provides adequately for this growing family and includes insurance so that all the medical issues are handled properly. Both Paul and Jeane recognize God’s hand in helping them to provide. And with a grocery budget of over $63,000 annually, they know they are being blessed with adequate income! The Briggs home boasts nine bedrooms, five bathrooms, two swimming pools, and even a couple of trampolines.

Understandably, Jeane is extremely organized. Especially when it comes to mealtime. The Briggs family works as a team –- well, three teams actually! These teams plan the meals, shop, and prepare the meals –- all buffet style.

Jeane told News Corp Australia, “I always knew I wanted to adopt, but I never thought I would adopt this many children.”

To follow their fun, check out their family blog.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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