Many childless couples and adults spend tens of thousands of dollars and travel across oceans to try to adopt a child when they could find happiness much closer to home and without the huge expense, travel and waiting time.
Jannie Hayes of Upper Marlboro, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., can attest to the joy of adopting close to home. As head of the Prince George's County's chapter of the One Church, One Child adoption ministry, she can tell you the wonder and beauty of adopting a child without having to travel afar.
Hayes should know. She has four adopted kids.
The One Church, One Child program is a national adoption education and recruitment project …