When Cole Dickerson’s wife, Jordan, texted him from work and asked him, “Babe, will you seriously pray and think about something?!” he knew it was serious.
Jordan works at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cole knew that if she was texting him in the middle of the day it must be important.
A couple of weeks earlier, Jordan had told Cole about a little boy named Jeremiah who had been brought to the hospital. He was there because he had no family to take care of him.
Now, Jordan said she felt they needed to adopt him.
“We both had talked about how passionate we were about adopting and desired to do it one day,” Cole said. “We talked, prayed, and decided to begin the foster parent classes that were required by the organization he was involved with.”
But right away, they knew it would not be an easy process.
“We talked with DCS and it seemed nearly impossible to begin the foster-to-adopt process for a specific child that you’re not yet related to,” Cole explained. “It would have to take a miracle… the rest of the story is nothing short of just that.”
While Cole and Jordan were in the middle of the fostering process, they got a call that broke their hearts: another family had begun fostering Jeremiah.
“[It] totally hit us hard emotionally because we had made a connection with him already,” Cole said. “We were disappointed and upset, but decided to continue the classes to be future foster parents and true parents to a child someday.”
Then, just two weeks later, they got another call that left them floored: Jeremiah had been brought back to the hospital for medical reasons and the couple who had been caring for him would not be able to take him back.
“We immediately bursted out in tears and knew this was the work of God that we would one day be a family,” Cole said.
Jeremiah’s social worker wanted to meet with the Dickersons to make sure they were serious about fostering to adopt, but after going through legal, medical, and fostering classes, they were finally able to bring Jeremiah home.
A little more than a year later – on July 16, 2018 – Jeremiah officially became a Dickerson!
But the miracles weren’t over yet!
In April, just a couple of months before the adoption was official, Jeremiah was saying his bedtime prayers when he mentioned something that caught Cole and Jordan off-guard.
“He said, ‘Thank you God for God, for Jesus, for my mommy and daddy, and my baby sister in a couple of weeks, Amen,’” Cole recalled. “We looked at each other like, ‘What did he just say?! Not really how it works, bud…’”
But sure enough, just a couple weeks later, Jordan found out she was pregnant! Soon, they discovered the baby was, indeed, a little girl!
The Dickersons were amazed, but know it’s just another sign from above that God is working miracles for this special family.
“The Miracle worker continues to do work,” said Cole, “and we’re so thankful to be a family.”
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