Football coach Tony Dungy and wife, Lauren, have fostered 100 children. The professed Christian couple confessed that their decision for the kids is faith-inspired.
Tony Dungy and wife, Lauren
In an interview with NBC’s Today Show, the Dungys talked about their new book, “Uncommon Influence: Saying Yes To A Purposeful Life.” It aims to “encourage people to let God lead.”
They also wrote about their big family and their passion for children. In fact, they have now 11 children, three biological, seven adopted, and one foster kid.
Lauren, an early childhood education specialist and former teacher, said they love kids. “We love children. Children are our passion, and we just believe that we can pour into them and just help them, guide them through life.”
Passion for children
As a result, they never closed their doors to all who would come. She continued, “We made that decision early on that when we were going to foster children, we wouldn’t say ‘no,’ because we know the children are in crisis and they need a home. They need stability. They need love. So we opened our doors to the kids, and we’ve had over 100 children walk through our door.”
Moreover, they declared that faith has been their reason for all their affairs. Lauren added, “It’s definitely the driving force in our life. We begin each day in prayer together, talking to the Lord, and that just really jumpstarts our day. Prayer is very important, and faith is what keeps us together and keeps us going – guides our path.”
When asked about their commitment in fostering, the football analyst and retired coach said it all comes down with their preparedness. “I think it’s a matter of just being prepared for them and knowing they’re going to happen,” he said.
They have never said ‘no’ whenever the social services would call them. He added, “You have to say, ‘Yes, we’re willing’ – and those are some of the most fun ones.”
Reference: Christian Headlines
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