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Cecil and Boone Stokes

Cecil and Boone Stokes

Cecil Stokes is the founder of Tentmakers Entertainment. He has executive produced and/or produced more than 500 television shows for major networks including A&E, ESPN, and HGTV. He has also directed and produced commercial spots for Cadillac, BMW, Kohler, Lowe’s, Disney Parks, and many more corporations. Cecil’s most acclaimed works are his films A Man Named Pearl and the Christian hit October Baby, which earned more than $5 million with a production budget of $1 million. In 2015, Cecil adopted his son, Boone, from foster care at age 8. Cecil and his son travel as “Boone and Me” to churches and groups throughout the country, educating and encouraging Christians to adopt. The video featuring the “Boone and Me” story was viewed over 20,000 times in its first week on Facebook. Learn more at

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Boone and Me: A Foster Adoption Story

Cecil Stokes, a successful TV producer and director, describes how his life and perspective changed dramatically when he adopted his son, Boone. Joined by Boone for this inspiring conversation, Cecil discusses the joys and challenges of adopting from foster care while highlighting the need for more Christians to get involved.

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Cecil and Boone: A Beautiful Story of Adoption From Foster Care

When I first met my son, I never dreamed we would share our experience with any group, but God has used our family’s story to encourage others to foster and adopt.