Polly B

Polly was born and raised in Birmingham and has been married to the man of her dreams for almost 25 years. She and her husband currently have 12 children. Eight of their kids are home grown. They have adopted two children and also have two children from foster care. Polly's children range in age from 23 down to five months old. She enjoys having a house full of her best friends and babies. Polly has been a stay-at-home mom since her first baby was born and has homeschooled most of her children. Recently, some of her children have transitioned to private school and she can now be found on game nights roaring from the stands for her football player and her daughter's dance team. Along with her husband, Polly is a co-founder of Altar84, an organization that promotes orphan care awareness and partners with a ministry in Haiti to provide medical and nutritional support to over 500 children. Some of Polly's favorite things to do include traveling (even with a dozen kids), reading, spending time doing adult things with her big kids, and her favorite hobby these days is going on dates with her super cute husband, Shawn.

Now I Have Skin in the Game :: Perspectives on Living as an Interracial...

We adopted our daughter from Africa several years ago and became an interracial family. Soon afterwards, we added our beautiful son and another gorgeous baby girl through adoption locally. Before bringing home the first...
helping our kids discover their gifts and talents

Helping Our Kids Discover Their Gifts and Talents

When our kids are little, we want to sign them up for everything: soccer, sewing, dance, gymnastics, little league ball, science fairs, and karate. Chances are they will be good at some of these...

Our Foster Care Journey {Foster Care Awareness}

Five years ago, we set out on a journey that we thought would change the lives of others. We were right to some extent, but as it turns out, the lives in our family...

Raising a Large Family :: Spending Quality Time with Each Child

Today, I want to talk about a very important part of raising children, no matter how busy you are or how small or large your family is. Most mega-sized families, including mine, tend to...

Raising a Large Family :: How We Handle Chores and Meals

When people find out how many children we have, stares of confusion and lots of questions usually ensue. As foster parents, the number of children living under our roof changes regularly. Today that number...

Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Polly

Birmingham I was born at St. Vincent's Hospital in the summer of 1974, to parents who had also been born and raised in Birmingham. My entire childhood was spent living in the country on a...
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