Empty Nest Adoptions
Meet three couples who are living proof that it’s never to late to adopt and provide a child with a loving home and family.
Bob and Tracy Gavigan have been married for 30 years and are the proud parents of four biological children. They had considered adoption earlier in their marriage, but the timing never seemed right. With most of their children grown, Bob and Tracy finally took the leap and brought home 2-year-old Sophie from China.
Also married for 30 years, Dwayne and Marla Hastings already were the parents of five children when Marla felt called to expand their family. The Hastings have adopted three children from China: Grace, James and Hudson. Their friends thought they were crazy. But Dwayne and Marla knew they had much to offer children in need of a loving family.
Shane and Heather Pass had been married 17 years but had no children. Shane, children's minister at Clearview Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee, started a ministry to help families pursuing adoption and eventually he and Heather decided to adopt as well. After three failed adoptions, their faith was rewarded when Hallie joined their family.Season 6. 22 minutes