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RODNEY PEAVY'S INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY




ABOUT BOOK: Have you thought about adopting, but been stymied by the many questions flooding your mind? Could I love an adopted child as I would one born to me? What if there are emotional problems? Would my family accept my adopted children? 

Rodney Peavy answers these questions and tells the story of how his adoptive family came together.

ABOUT AUTHOR: Rodney Peavy is a native of the state of Georgia. He currently serves as pastor of Washington Heights Baptist Church in Thomson, Georgia. He has served on staff in church ministry since the age of eighteen in varying capacities, including youth ministry, and in both associate and senior pastor positions in churches across central Georgia. He currently pastors a church in Monroe, GA.

Reverend Peavy's educational background includes a master's degree in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, a bachelor's degree in Christian Education and an Associate's Degree of Divinity from the Baptist College of Florida, an associate's degree from Truett McConnell College, and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Grace Bible Institute in his hometown of Buford, Georgia, in 2011.

Married to Beverly Peavy since 1997, the two of them have built a family through the process of adoption. The Peavy's adopted children are Christian, Carlos, Tosha and Joshua. This book is their story. 


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 1. Have an Adoption Story of your own. Know of an adoption story that encouraged you? 

2. Are you adopted? 

3. Know someone who has adopted children and it has encouraged you?

4. You've read Rodney's interview and want to share what you enjoyed most about it.
DO TELL!! 

To be entered into the drawing for a signed copy of his book 

(3 Copies will be available)

PLEASE Share the answer to one of the above questions.

If you don't want a copy of the book you can encourage Pastor Peavy in his ministry he is a pastor in Monroe GA.

THANKS Pastor Rodney for sharing your story with us. I appreciate your transparency in the story, I've enjoyed working with you and meeting your family!

Blessings to you and your family. Thanks for letting us get to know you, your family and your story!

A name will be picked on JULY 15th. PLEASE LEAVE your EMAIL ADDRESS so I can contact you if your name is picked.

Sincerely,

Nora  :o)
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34 comments:

  1. I posted this for THELMA: She says:

    I read your interview yesterday. I enjoyed it very much. Your questions were very good and revealed a lot about this wonderful family! I especially liked the questions at the end of the interview; I could "hear" you asking them!

    Adoption is very near and dear to my heart. I don't know if you know this or not, but four of our eleven grandchildren are adopted. Two little girls are from China, and two, a boy and a girl, were adopted from Guatemala. All are wonderful children, and all are believers in Jesus! We believe these little ones would not have survived had they not been adopted.

    Our family is a blessed, international family!

    God bless and thanks again for the interview!
    Thelma Goolsby

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    1. Hi Thelma,
      Thank you so much for your kind words about my family. Congratulations on your own adoption story within your own family. It is a wonderful thing.
      God bless,
      Rodney Peavy

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  2. This comment Comment by Billie Conrad was posted 22 hours ago at The Book Club Network. I've posted it here so Billie can be entered in the drawing.

    BILLIE SAYS:

    Do I have an adoption story to tell...is there a limit to length...My husband and I adopted our children as infants - special needs, bi-racial children (white mother, black father); they are 35 and 33 years old now. My brother-in-law and his wife were missionaries to Korea, realized that their children were growing up and adopted a little Korean girl; she is in college now. My niece decided to foster children...ended up adopting a little girl after having her as a foster child for several years; she just turned seven. We are in the process of adopting twin grandchildren, boy and girl, age 13; the final court hearing comes up August 29...just to briefly give you our story... would love to read Rodney Peavy's story...Billie

    (billieconrad@aol.com)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words... I must admit my approach hasn't always been so lighthearted. Thankfully I have learned that life is too short and too precious to sweat over the details. Thanks again.

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  3. I grew up with a mom that didn't love on me, never said the words. There was never a love/hate relationship....love didn't enter in until my thirties, when she became dependent on me. after she passed, long after...I found out she was not my birth mom but that my dad was my birth dad. Actually it was only later I found out he was my bio. dad. The nun at the hospital where I was born, told me nearly a half century later, that she probably rocked me in the nursery. And that God had set me on a Journey and I had to take it. We prayed. It was a long, around the world journey. I let God open all the doors and windows and stood facing closed doors often. when the timing was right He led me to my birth siblings. Meeting my brother was...like right out of a movie...awesome. Except for a few minutes, I only knew my birth mom at my birth and at her death, where I stood by her side holding her hand, as her blue eyes stared into mine. I think I have a twin, so I don't know if the journey is over, or I'll meet them in eternity...I choose to... still continue the journey. vrush729@aol.com

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  4. Thanks Virginia for sharing your story. I'm glad that you were able to meet your birth mother. Praying the Lord has some divine moments for your about meeting the rest of your family!

    Nora :o)

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    1. thanks Nora, sometimes it's a scramble...but family is so worth it.

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  5. You KNOW I have an adoption story ... one of finding my 5 birth sisters!!! It's an amazing story of God's faithfulness to fulfill our dreams. It's too long to post here, but it's on my website under Adoption Stories at www.anemulligan.com

    As always, Nora, this is a wonderful interview!

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  6. I have a friend that due to being a young mother and an addict to drugs gave her children up for adoption. Now the oldest will be turning 18 this year and she can't wait to search for her to let her know why and show her how she has gotten clean and stayed clean.

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  7. I read the interview and enjoyed it. I was impressed with his seeming lighthearted approach to the challenges of life and adoption. Yet it is all under girded with wisdom, compassion and love, probably the key to success in the adoption venture.

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  8. As a child I knew that my cousin Wayne was adopted by my dad's aunt and uncle. Wayne didn't know and we were instructed not to tell him. Although we were kids, we managed to keep the secret. Years later, a good friend called me to tell me she had a wonderful Christmas present. She had been reunited with her brother and sister. As children they had been separated and raised by different families. One of those siblings turned out to be my cousin. We were overjoyed to learn that we were connected by more than friendship, and my cousin who was raised as an only child by older parents has more family than he ever imagined.

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  9. I have not adopted myself but I know a young couple from our church that spent years trying to adopt a couple of brothers they were fostering. The parents were unable to care for them for their own reasons, but as soon as adoption procedures started they wanted the boys back. The young couple fought for 2 yrs to make the boys their own and they did. They love the boys like they were their own and they plan on adopting more if possible.

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    1. Wow! I know how difficult the process can be. We too adopted through the state foster system and had some similar challenges with our daughter's adoption. The key is to be patient. Of course, that is sometimes easier said than done! As with your friends though, all worked out in the end. I know God will honor their desire to adopt more if they trust in him! I will pray for this family and their adoption endeavor! Keep in touch and let me know!

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  10. My husband and I adopted our daughter when she was 3. She is now 13. We didn't see this coming. Took us by surprise! Our son was 21 and was dating the mother of a little girl age 3. The little girl and I bonded and she would spend the weekend with us on occasion. Well, she came to spend the weekend with us and I thought that she would be going home, but little did I know..she was already home! Her mother never came to get her. She had taken off with some guy and just left her daughter! When she came back to town we asked if we could have custody and she said yes. We wanted to take it a step further and adopt. The birth mother and birth father said yes. They are still part of our daughter's life. I didn't want her to always wonder about her birth family. We stay in touch with her 5 siblings and she has a wonderful relationship with her grandmother & great-grandmother and her birth parents. She is now 13 and she is such a blessing. God placed her in our lives for a reason....to become our daughter. (kathyrobinson11@comcast.net)

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    1. We too allow our two youngest to maintain contact with siblings from their birth family. It has been a true blessing. In fact, my inlaws ended up adopting one of the teenage sisters of my youngest! So now my youngest son and daughter's sister is also their aunt! It makes for some interesting family get togethers, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I feel it helps give them further identity. It is great. Anyway, thank you for sharing your story! God bless!

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  11. I have a cousin who was adopted as doctors told her Mom she wouldn't have kids. But then her Mom had 5 other kids after that. I used to take them to church when in my 20s. I would love to win this book.
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. That is great! I have heard many stories of people who thought they could not have kids only to adopt and give birth later. This only goes to prove that God sometimes has different plans for us that no doctor can predict. I hope you win the book and that you enjoy it! God bless!

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  12. Praise God for adoptive parents - would love to read this book, thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks! Good luck with the drawing! I hope you enjoy!

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  13. My husband's sister was adopted from Thailand.
    His dad was serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Her father was an American GI and her mother was Thai! She was very ill from infantigo and almost died. She is now a grown woman with three children of her own...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  14. We adopted a son 33 years ago. He was a scheduled abortion and a pastor found his birth mom coming out of an abortion clinic and intervened. A miracle for us! Would love to win and read your book of your story. sharon, ca wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. What a great story and testimony to the miraculous nature of adoption! Adoption is definitely one way to promote the sanctity of life! In fact it is the best way (in my humble opinion)! God bless you and your son! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I have a granddaughter who is adopted. We got her when she was 13 months old and she is now 5 1/2. She thinks she's always been with us at this point. I wouldn't take anything for this precious, sweet girl. She has been a true joy and a blessing to my family. hiskid410@gmail.com

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  16. cathy bloodworthJuly 6, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Bro. Rodney was my pastor several years ago. His and Beverly's love for these children is just awesome. I also have another friend who has been foster paents to a number of children and then adopted two of them. I believe it takes a special person to adopt especially of bi=racial children. God has a special place for you.

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    1. Hey Mrs. Cathy!

      Thank you for your kind words! We miss you guys so much. I hope you and your family are well! Thank you for your continued support and encouragement over the years. Hope to see you soon!

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  17. I LOVED this interview. I could so relate. We have four children -one bio daughter, 19, and three adopted from Kazakhstan, now 14, 12 and 12. My favorite part was the silly (to put it mildly) questions you can get. Our youngest two are four weeks apart, one Central Asian girl and one Russian boy. When they were babies people would routinely ask us if they were twins! Or if they spoke English. (Yes, fluently. Next month we start Mandarin...)

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    1. Thanks! Oh wow! The stories I could tell about the "silly" questions! I put many of them in the book. I guess what surprised me the most was the personal nature of the questions! I would never ask a stranger the questions I have been asked. However, it has taken me some time, but I have finally come to the conclusion that most people mean no harm. I've just learned to have fun with it! I guess I should apply this philosophy to all of life!

      Your family sounds great! God bless you for what you have done and for sharing it with us here!

      PS...My favorite question is "Did you know that your daughter is black?" No. Really? LOL!

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  18. Thank you everyone for sharing your stories and for your words of encouragement concerning my family. I pray you will all join me in promoting the beauty of adoption. It has truly been an adventure and God is definitely not through with us! I look forward to hearing more from you all!

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  19. Christine GiffinJuly 8, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Parenting is alll about love whether adopted or biological, and that was very evident from the interview with Rodney. My own older brother was adopted by my father when he was a toddler, after he married our mom. Unfortunately back in the 50's an unwed mother was scandalous and my parents did not tell my brother the truth...until he was fourteen. That led to many years of heartache between my brother and parents. Thankfully he is now realizing their unconditional love for him. Adoption should always mean chosen and loved just as God adopted us. I'd love to read more about this loving family!

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    1. Thank you Christine! I feel the same way. I love how you stated that adoption means "chosen and loved". You are exactly right. Thankfully adoption conversations are not as taboo as they once were. I'm glad to hear people talking about it! God bless.

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  20. This was posted at THE BOOK CLUB NETWORK Comment by Nancy Marriott Meacham-Cole on Saturday

    I was adopted after the gang rape of my birth mother. All the details are in Grace, Miracles, and Chocolate by Marriott Cole, available at http://tinyurl.com/mzbq5dh. I am so glad to be alive!

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  21. My son and daughter-in-law adopted our grandson. We accept him just like our other 2 grandchildren. They are also foster parents and as long as they have them I consider them my grandchildren and they are all treated equally.

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  22. Hi Rodney. I was excited to see this posting for a book giveaway today. (Remember me? Church 2001) Anyways, it is awesome that you are sharing about adoption. It takes special people to open their hearts to adopt a child.

    My sister adopted her youngest son a few years back. It's not always easy either. Keep up the great work! God Bless.

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  23. Hi! Our church life group leaders have adopted two boys, one from China and the other from Korea. They are great people and have encouraged us much in our walk with God.

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