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Father’s Day Inspiration: After Losing His Dad, One Man Adopted Three Brothers And Healed His Heart: “God Wanted Us To Be A Family!”

Jason Smith teamed up with Raise The Future Adoption Agency to help three brothers

Jason Smith stared at the photos of three adorable brothers on the website of Raise the Future, an agency that helps match hopeful parents with foster children eligible for adoption. The boys’ two baby sisters had already been adopted. But the brothers had been in and out of separate foster homes, and they were determined to find a forever family — together.

Gazing at the faces looking out from his screen, Jason’s heart melted. Raised by his dad, Tucker — his mom died when he was 10 — Jason longed to have a son who could carry on the family name, someone he could teach about right and wrong, love and honor, and being the best person you can be, just as his dad had taught him.

Jason with his dad Tucker
Jason Smith with his dad, TuckerJason Smith

When his dad died of a heart attack in 2021, leaving him feeling lonely and cast adrift, the single, 46-year-old Las Vegas HR exec decided it was time to make his dream come true, except now, instead of one boy, he would take in three!

Soon after, Jason met Tayveon, 11, Ireon, 10, and Tayvon, 9, at a local McDonald’s. The four chatted easily. The next weekend, Jason took the boys to a trampoline center, then they had a sleepover at his three-bedroom condo. Jason had purchased and assembled new beds, but he was already thinking about moving to a bigger place where each of the boys could have his own room.

Jason Smith with his adopted sons
Jason Smith with his adopted sonsJason Smith

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Jason’s heart skipped a hopeful beat when less than a month after they’d met, the caseworker called and announced, “You’ve been approved to be their foster dad.”

The boys arrived with a few outfits and their bikes. But their rooms were piled high with toys, and on each bed, Jason had laid out brand-new outfits, so they’d make a good impression at their new school.

“We really get to stay forever?” the youngest, Tayvon, asked.

“Yes,” Jason said, wishing his own dad could be there to share in the joy.

Full house and hearts

Jason had to foster the brothers for six months before he could apply for adoption. But the day he filed the application, he posted an “Adoption Calendar” on the fridge, and the brothers took turns marking off the days until finally, on January 31, 2023, the big day arrived.
The judge asked each of the boys what they thought about being adopted.

The brothers on vacation with Papa J. after becoming a family
The brothers on vacation with Papa J. after becoming a family through raise the future adoptionJason Smith

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“It’s great having a dad and a nice home we don’t have to leave,” Tayveon said.

“Papa J.’s always there when I feel sad,” said Tayvon. “But these days, I’m mostly really happy.”

And as Ireon proclaimed, “I’m going to make Papa J. really proud and never let him down.” The judge happily pounded his gavel to finalize the adoption.

“The boys have brought new purpose and meaning to my life,” Jason says. “It’s like God wanted us to be a family, and I wouldn’t trade being Papa J. for anything.”

The boys with Papa J. on the day their adoption was finalized
The boys with Papa J. on the day their adoption was finalizedJason Smith

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