The ‘Call Upon our Lives’: West Virginia Couple Has Adopted 32 Children and Doesn’t Plan to Stop

(Inside Edition) — Jeane and Paul Briggs run a tight ship. With 38 children, 32 of whom are adopted and 25 still living at home, everything has to be scheduled to a T.

There are set times for the kids’ homeschooling, playtime, and nap time. There’s a method to how they do laundry and a chart for whose job it is to walk the dog, help cook meals or clean. …

A full house is an understatement, but Jeane and Paul, 64, embrace the life they’ve built for themselves and their family. It wasn’t one they initially expected, but now they couldn’t imagine it any other way.

They know the futures of their children — adopted from Ghana, Mexico, Ukraine, Russia and Bulgaria — would have been very different. “For many of our children, we’ve given them the opportunity to live,” Jeane said.

They would have died.

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