Local Woman’s Adoption Story Helps Hundreds Find a Home
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – With three brothers and a sister, Amy Scott grew up in a trans-racial family in West Texas, “Adoption was a common topic in our home,” said Scott, “It was something that we acknowledged, but I really didn’t know any details about my story until later in life.”
Scott said three years ago, she began questioning where she came from, “I just went out on a limb, and contacted the newspaper in that city to see if they had any articles about children who had been abandoned.” And it didn’t take long for the truth to come out.
“When I was born, my birth parents put me into a garbage bag and left me in a trash compactor in an apartment complex,” said Scott. However, before her tiny body could be crushed, a maintenance worker walked past and heard her cries.
According to Scott, the man took her to the hospital immediately, and she was declared a healthy 8 lbs baby girl. Scott was adopted five months later.
Today, Scott works as the executive director for Bethany Christian Services, to help pregnant women in crisis, prepare families who may want to adopt, and organize the Safe Families for Children program, as an alternative to foster care.
“Knowing my story, and knowing the fact that God has a plan for every life,” said Scott, “Every child deserves a family.”
If you would like to learn more about Bethany Christian Services, stop by the facility, located on McCallie Ave., March 29th at Noon for a 45 minute tour, or click here.