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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
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Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
November 30, 2005
Thomasville, Georgia-- There are more than one-and-a-half million adopted children in the United States, but there are thousands more waiting to be taken in. That's the message of urgency that will continue even after National Adoption Month ends.
"We adopted our daughter Eden from China. She's 17 months old," says Tim Louderback. "Adoption is just something God put in our hearts," adds Tim's wife, Tina.
The Louderbacks want to pass that feeling on for National Adoption Month. Theirs was a sixth month process ushered by the Open Door agency in Thomasville. "We knew that all the T's and all the I's were dotted," says Tim Louderback.
The walls of the agency are covered with pictures of children who have been adopted over its 19 year history. "It's any time of year. Whenever a family is ready to start the adoption process, we can help them get started," says Open Door CEO, Walter Gilbert.
Open Door places children with families across the country. You have to be over 25, and adopting starts with a home visit. "Which is a social worker coming into your home on three or four occasions just getting to know you and your relationship and your home," says Glibert.
Children are only placed in homes considered safe and nurturing. After all, broken homes would ruin Open Door's goal of completing homes. "It's a matter of life and death for these kids. It's just that serious," says Gilbert.
"We feel very blessed to have her in our family," says Tina Louderback. "Now that we have her in our home, it just completes our home," adds Tim. Just like the 1,300 other children placed by Open Door.
Adopting can cost between ten and $30,000. Most of that money is used for travel expenses, and helping the birth mother.