Lubbock foster family gets an expansion to their home - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/15/10

Lubbock foster family gets an expansion to their home

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A Lubbock foster family is getting new additions, and this time it's not children. A local church group is building on to the family's home that has housed nearly a hundred foster kids in ten years.  

Connie and Skip Scarbrough have ten children; four of them by birth and six of them adopted. "God opened our hearts to this after we lost our oldest daughter in a car accident when she was 17, and we've opened our home to over 90 foster children," said Connie Scarbrough, foster mother.

Seeing the family's dedication to giving foster kids homes, a group of men in the Brotherhood of Broadview Baptist Church decided to make renovations to the Scarbrough house. "We wanted to help by adding some space to their house. Make things more comfortable for them," said Ted James, Brotherhood group member.

The group goes every day, except for Sundays, to work on adding almost 1,100 square feet to the home. They're adding a new bedroom and bathroom, a sun room, and turning the back porch into a new kitchen. The kitchen they have now will be turned into a dining room.

"Another bedroom and bathroom in our world means more children," said Scarbrough.  "It's just something that you will never regret doing, to open your home and heart to these kids is a blessing I can't even put into words," she said.

The church group is still looking for donations and supplies. If you would like to help you can contact the Broadview Baptist Church at (806) 797-3038.

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