Dorothy Brownlow(Dori) returned from Honduras with all of
her baby gear but no baby, she wondered if she would ever
be able to find a healthy baby to adopt as a 38-year-old
single mom. Shortly after that she took a second trip to
Washington D.C. with just a brief case and a week later
she returned with her first adopted child, Matthew.
Dori knew it wasn't going to be easy to find
a healthy baby to adopt, but she had decided that she wanted
to raise a family. "I had a feeling I wasn't going to have
a family the traditional way and I wasn't getting any younger,"
says Dori. "I hadalways had the idea of adopting kids either
Once in Washington D.C., the agency reviewed
her paperwork and asked her if she was ready to take home
an African-American boy. Startled sheremembers wondering
what to think. "Now I only remember bringing Matthew home
on the Fourth of July," says Dori with a pleasant smile.
Just then Matthew, age 6 now, comes screeching around the
corner like a cat running from a dog. "Mom what time are
we leaving for soccer?" (click right arrow to continue)