The annual Adopt-a-Family listing of needy children at Christmas has about 74 applicants who were screened and approved by the Adopt-a-Family committee. 64 families have been adopted by local families and businesses and 10 still need to be adopted.
To adopt a family on the list, call Tesa Payne at (601) 876-8178.
1. Adopted anonymously.
2. Adopted by the Rand Family.
3. Adopted by Laird’s Tire.
4. Adopted by Christopher and Destiny Jennings, Isabella and Madison.
5. Adopted by Vintage Guitar Emporium.
6. Adopted by Citizen’s Bank Employees.
7. Adopted anonymously.
8. Adopted by Creekside Grill.
9. Adopted by Braycen and Blayklie Alford.
10. Adopted by Harvey’s Academy.
11. Adopted by Kyndal and Addy Craft, Kage Bedwell, Keaton Roberts, Rustyn and Talen Boyd and Harley and Kylin Payne.
12. Adopted anonymously.
13. Adopted by Vintage Guitar Emporium.
14. Adopted by Citizen’s Bank Employees.
15. Adopted by Blackwell’s Air and Heat.
16. Adopted by Austin and Cellina.
17. Adopted by Richard and Diann Alexander.
18. Adopted by Tylertown Rotary.
19. Adopted anonymously.
20. Adopted anonymously.
21. A married mother of a 12-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl is raising these children on food stamps. Her son would love to have a basketball and goal, and the daughter would like a Baby Alive. There’s not much chance of these things being under the Christmas tree this year without a secret Santa.
22. Adopted by Sayler Polk.
23. Adopted anonymously.
24. Adopted anonymously.
25. Adopted by the Tylertown Catholic Men and Women’s Club.
26. This single mother only receives a small amount of social security and food stamps each month. Without help she will not be able to provide gifts for her 16-year-old and 15-year-old daughters, and 2-year-old boy. The girls are asking for makeup, jewelry, and art supplies. The little boy is asking for stuffed animals and learning toys.
27. Adopted by Lauren Dunaway
28. Adopted by Lynlee and Morgan Pittman.
29. Adopted by the Prissy Peacock.
30. Adopted by Preston Thomas.
31. Adopted anonymously.
32. Adopted anonymously.
33. Adopted by Cardio World.
34. A mother of three, a 7-year-old girl and two boys, 5 and 2, supports her family with only DHS benefits. The children would love to have toys under the tree, such as, JoJo Silva, Spider Man, and Paw Patrol, just like every other child. Won’t you make their Christmas wishes come true?
35. Adopted by Jimmy and Jennifer Fortenberry.
36. Adopted by Hali Brumfield, Jake Meranto and Debby Easley.
37. Adopted by Lampton Rushing Insurance.
38. Adopted by Lori Swanner Interiors.
39. Adopted anonymously.
40. Adopted anonymously.
41. Adopted by Cardio World.
42. Adopted by Magee’s Creek Baptist Church.
43. Adopted by Mord Law Firm.
44. Adopted by the Servants Class of Tylertown Baptist Church.
45. Adopted anonymously.
46. Adopted by Knox and Ford Seabrook.
47. Adopted by The District Attorney’s Office.
48. Adopted anonymously.
49. Adopted by Dylan, Caden and Logan Rushing.
50. This family receives a small amount of SSI each month. It will not be enough to provide Christmas gifts for the children this year. The girl is 14-years-old and the boys are 12 and 7. These children would appreciate anything.
51. Adopted anonymously.
52. Adopted by St Paul Catholic Church.
53. Adopted by Cardio World.
54. Adopted by Cardio World.
55. Adopted by Walthall General Hospital Employees.
56. Adopted by Justin, Rachel and Duncan Knight.
57. This single mother receives DHS benefits and a small amount of child support each month. Without any help, her two children will likely wake up disappointed on Christmas morning. The boy is 14 and the girl is 2.
58. Adopted by the Loup Family.
59. Adopted anonymously.
60. Adopted by Nancy, John and Doug Todd and Leigh Brannan.
61. This family receives DHS benefits, and will not be able to provide Christmas for their three children. The boys are 8 and 2. The girl is 12. These children would appreciate anything for Christmas.
62. Adopted anonymously.
63. Adopted by Knox and Ford Seabrook.
64. This single mother receives DHS benefits. She will need help to provide Christmas for her 16-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son. Without help, these teens will likely not have any presents under the tree on Christmas morning.
65. This single mother of three girls needs a little help this year providing Christmas. She receives DHS benefits. The girls are 12, 4, and 2 weeks old. They need clothes and would like some toys. Anything is appreciated.
66. This family works hard to provide for their large family. At the end of the month, it’s just not enough to provide Christmas gifts for the children. The girl is 1. The boys are 10, 8, 6, and 3. These kids do not ask for anything, but would be happy to wake up to any gifts under the tree.
67. Adopted by Jimmy and Lisa Crawford.
68. This single mother of 2 is on unemployment due to hours being cut back with the current pandemic. She also receives a very small amount of child support. Her son is 9 and would like some clothes, games and a bike. Her 7-year-old daughter is asking for clothes, shoes and a bike.
69. Adopted by the District Attorney’s Office.
70. Adopted by Walthall County Farm Bureau Women’s Community.
71. Adopted by Pigott Oil Company and Employees.
72. Adopted by Cardio World.
73. Adopted by Deep South Embroidery.
74. Adopted by Presley Miller.