Anglin, Patty 1954(?)-

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ANGLIN, Patty 1954(?)-

PERSONAL: Born c. 1954; married Harold Anglin (a former biology teacher, and co-owner of Acres of Hope); children: fifteen (eight adopted).

ADDRESSES: Home and office—Acres of Hope, Inc., 29525 Four Corners Store Rd., Mason, WI 54836.

CAREER: Consultant. Former medical lab technician; member of adoption agency boards; a Wisconsin consultant for Adopt America Network.

AWARDS, HONORS: James Keller Award, Christopher Foundation, 2000.

WRITINGS:

(With Joe Musser) Acres of Hope: The Miraculous Story of One Family's Gift of Love to Children without Hope, foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada, Promise Press (Uhrichsville, OH), 1999.

SIDELIGHTS: Patty Anglin has been nationally recognized for her efforts to secure stable adoptive homes for severely challenged children. She and her husband, Harold Anglin, also practice what they preach; in addition to their seven biological children, they have adopted eight children and served as foster parents to over fifty more. Among the children they have adopted are Ari, an abandoned Indian girl who was born with a disease that left her a quadriplegic; Zachary, who was born with only stumps for arms and legs and who was nearly killed by his Nigerian parents who viewed his birth defect as a bad omen; Tirzah and Tyler, siblings who were beaten in foster care to the point where Tyler suffered partial hearing loss and Tirzah had every finger in both hands broken, leaving her with arthritis; and Serina, who was born with an infection that killed seventy-five percent of her brain cells. With the assistance of coauthor Joe Musser, Anglin writes about the challenges and rewards of the life of service that she has chosen in Acres of Hope: The Miraculous Story of One Family's Gift of Love to Children without Hope. In "this inspiring memoir," as a Publishers Weekly reviewer termed it, "Anglin emerges … as … a woman of deep faith firmly committed to the individual nurturance of children."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

periodicals

Publishers Weekly, November 8, 1999, review of Acres of Hope: The Miraculous Story of One Family's Gift of Love to Children without Hope, p. 62.

Today's Christian Woman, November-December, 1999, Ginger McFarland, "Acres of Hope: Patty and Harold Anglin Are Passionate about Kids—Especially Ones with Special Needs."

online

Acres of Hope Web site, http://www.acresofhope.org/ (October 10, 2004).

Christophers Web site, http://www.christophers.org/ (February 17, 2000).*

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