Taunton Family Children's Home Received by:
David and Abigail Taunton
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For more Information, please contact:
Taunton Family Children's Home
P.O. Box 870
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
In 1978, David and Abigail Taunton began taking in children who did not have loving homes. Their plan was to take in 10 to 15 children. Since then they have cared for and loved over 200 children with no government assistance. Through the help of private donations, the Tauntons have turned their home into a children's paradise complete with baseball field, swimming pool and a full-size gymnasium. Allowing unwanted children a chance to be part of a loving family.
David says taking in so many children has allowed him to feel the deepest joy a parent can have over and over again. Being a parent to these children has connected him to the core of who he is. Today, they have nine children in college and 26 in the three homes they run along with dedicated volunteers.
"Every child has a sad story, every child is healed."
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Published on May 15, 2000