Nina Isaacson, Mother of Seventeen Adopted Children, Offers Her Insights on Mothering, Love, Resilience, and Never Giving Up.
Twelve years ago Scott and Nina Isaacson were featured on the Oprah Winfrey show for adopting seventeen children, many of whom were older and traumatized. Now, with not one failed adoption, Nina Isaacson shares insights on their journey as a family.
Salem, UT – February 17, 2012 – Nina Isaacson will be the featured guest on this week’s broadcast of Healing Talk Radio.
Twelve years ago Scott and Nina Isaacson were featured on the Oprah Winfrey show for adopting seventeen children, many of whom were older and had been abused and traumatized.
The Isaacsons, unable to have biological children, did not start out intending to adopt seventeen boys and girls. In the beginning they adopted a single newborn, and then another infant. In time they became acquainted with three sibling children who need to be together. The Isaacsons fostered these children and then adopted them. Gradually the number of adopted children swelled to 9, and the Isaacsons thought they were done.
Then they became aware of a family of eight children who were being separated in the foster care system because no one could be found who was willing to take on so many children at once. In an astonishing act of sacrifice and compassion, Scott and Nina chose to adopt them all and kept the children together.
The reaction of the community was mixed. Some, like Oprah, praised them for their heroism and compassion. Others thought they were naïve, or just crazy. A few predicted dire consequences.
Now, twelve years later, with not one failed adoption, with three sons on LDS missions simultaneously, four children still at home and thirteen grandchildren, Nina Isaacson will appear live on Healing Talk Radio to talk about her journey:
Join us as Nina shares what she did to create healing and stability for many of her children who had survived trauma and abuse; what she did to cope with the amazing level of stress and frequent crises of having seventeen children under fifteen years old; how she handling the logistics of so many meals, so many homework assignments, so many soccer games and so many personal needs, and hear her special message to parents of troubled children.
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