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05 Feb Joyce Dumont

Story #30
Air Date: February 5, 2014

Seventy-eight-year-old Joyce Dumont has raised more than 69 children in her lifetime, and she’s still going strong. Showing no signs of slowing down any time soon, the retired nurse and her husband Buddy, along with their three adopted children, live in a modest home in Dunseith, ND that she inherited from her Native American ancestors. She drives a 1995 Buick and does not have a cell phone because the small amount she receives for her fixed income is used to care for her family.

Joyce lives in a poor rural area and adoption agencies like the AASK Adoption Program in Grand Forks, N.D., often call her when they have a foster child in need.

“Most kids, all they want to do is be safe and be loved and to belong,” said Joyce.

The National Council for Adoption reports there are over 100,000 children in foster care in the United States waiting to be adopted. NCFA President Chuck Johnson said, “If we have more people like Joyce we would reverse that waiting list.”

5-hour ENERGY Helps Amazing People surprised Joyce and her family on Thanksgiving Day with a $50,000 check. Joyce told us that for the first time in her life, she’ll be able to buy all of her children a Christmas present.

The National Council for Adoption: https://www.adoptioncouncil.org
AASK Adoption Program: aasknd.org