Welcome to the KingZoo and Funny Farm, where we learn to live, laugh, and love together. Here you'll find snippets of life in our zoo, parenting tips we've learned along the way, reflections on shining God's light in this world, passions in the realm of orphan care, and our journey as parents of a visually impaired child with sensory processing disorder. Have fun!

The Whole Zoo

John (AKA The Good Doctor) is a pastor and LPC. He never dreamed he'd be the father of this large clan but God had other ideas. When not working, he is the official taxi driver for the family.

Andrew was forced to be our guinea pig by virtue of birth order. He recently graduated from Asbury University, majoring in media communications. He has an internship with the Kentucky governor's office and is looking for full time employment. He will also be traveling to the Olympics in 2018 as a camera operator.

Jesse is next. He was born to be the family comedian. Jesse is a junior at Eastern University, majoring in middle education with an emphasis in science and math. He spends his summers working for Salt N Light ministries.
Mariana was born with her mouth wide open and she hasn't shut it since. And that's a good thing. She was born to sing, dance and act and has been privileged to do all three in community and regional theatre. She loves to use her gifts to shine her light in dark and lonely places. She is a sophomore at Marymount Manhattan majoring in theater with an emphasis in musical theater.

M joined our family in 2016 and we hope to have her adoption finalized by the end of 2017. With her bubbly personality, she has been an excellent addition to our family. She is the oldest of our "triplets" - 3 children whose birthdays fall within 7 months of each other.

Shoun is finding his place in our family. He is a junior in high school and has enjoyed both the swim and track teams. He spent his summer lifeguarding and working at Wendy's.

Isaac is the youngest of the "triplets". He has his father's disposition which means that he is very easy-going and loves to love people. He's a musician through and through. He has been to district orchestra. He plays viola in the Messiah College Orchestra and plans to major in music in the future.

Eden is in 7th grade and shares many of my traits. We think she will be another teacher in this family. She loves to do crafts and if you follow the trail of yarn, paper scraps, and glue, you'll find her creating something. She also loves to write.

HopeAnne is in 5th grade and is our bundle of energy.  She is very strong and very flexible.  She loves crocheting and knitting.  Her greatest love is running.

And then there is Victor Noah, born April 13, 2013 and officially adopted Nov. 4 of that year.  He is adored and loved by all of his siblings. His story took up a lot of space on this blog, starting April 25, 2013. Victor was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia  when he was 5 months old. This condition can effect the optic nerves, pituitary, and brain. Victor is visually impaired with sensory and behavioral issues. So far he has not had pituitary issues in need of daily injections but he sees an endocrinologist regularly to keep on top of it. He is very active and loves music!