In the eyes of many, Author Lepolia West was not the ideal candidate to adopt this baby boy as he had chosen a dangerous career path by protecting the citizens of Chicago, but that didn’t stop his desire to become the father of this child that had been abandoned.
This led to a long and intense struggle to beat the obstacles that had been in place, preventing him from bringing the child home. Lepolia West’s determination and inspiration to live up to his potential in life paid off as he was finally able to call the child his own–his son.
“Officer…why don’t you adopt him?” is a true story of adoption success as Author Lepolia West set forth to accomplish the unthinkable, adopting an abandoned infant.
Even with the odds against him, Lepolia West maintained his faith in God, eventually defeating those who were in opposition and overcoming the obstacles that stood in the way of the adoption. West knew God was in control, even after lawyers, friends and co-workers told him he was fighting a losing battle.
This life changing event has lead Author Lepolia West on a mission to help other children and families pursuing adoption, by offering hope to families in similar situations – letting others know, they are not alone.
With nearly 100,000 children waiting to be adopted in the United States, read about this man’s struggle to adopt one of these children.
This true story was featured in the Wall Street Journal and Redbook Magazine, and is inspiration for all who hope to one day adopt a child and may even ignite a passion for those who never knew they wanted to pursue adoption until after reading this adoption success story, “Officer…why don’t you adopt him?”.
“Officer…why don’t you adopt him?” is a suspenseful, touching, and unforgettable story about the pain and joy surrounding an abandoned infant and a bachelor Chicago Police officer.