Rome Area Clergy Share Their Inspiring Adoption Stories


Two United Methodist clergy families recently shared their adoption stories in videos for the Faith Coalition for Families, an organization based in Floyd County that supports families and the foster care community. The videos were produced by iSee Stories Productions.

Revs. Anjie and Andy Woodworth and their three children shared how their family of three became a family of five. Anjie is associate pastor of Rome First UMC and Andy serves as associate pastor of Trinity UMC in Rome.

Rev. Rich Griffith of Chapel Hill UMC and his two adopted sons shared about how each boy joined the family at age 11 -- but three years apart. 

"One of the greatest responsibilities we have is to care for children in our midst," wrote Rev. Robert Brown of Rome First UMC in a letter to the editor recently published in the Rome-News Tribune. In Floyd County alone there are over 400 children who are waiting for a foster home or adoptive “forever homes," he explains.

Watch the Woodworth's story at and see Rev. Rich Griffith and his sons at


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