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Seven brothers and sisters adopted by same couple after four years in care

Seven brothers and sisters who spent nearly four years in care have been adopted by the same couple.

Maria, Elizabet, Guillermo, Jason, Kristina, Katerin and James have been adopted by Josh and Jessaka Clark in Georgia, US.

The siblings were in care for 1,359 days before the couple’s adoption process was completed on 9 May 2017.

Josh and Jessaka started the process two years ago and the children lived with the couple for the past 10 months.

The couple already had one biological son, Noah, and refer to the new additions as their “super seven”.

Jessaka has posted photos of the happy family on her Facebook page and shared several updates on their progress.

Image caption Jessaka shared this photo on Facebook when the family’s adoption process was completed

“My husband Josh and I both knew that we wanted to adopt children. We had decided this before we even met each other,” Jessaka told Fox News.

“Josh has a heart for the thousands of children that don’t have parents and knew he wanted to bring some of them into his home.”

That home looks likely to get even bigger after the couple raised more than $20,000 (£15,500) on Go Fund Me in less than 24 hours to expand their property to make more rooms for the family.

Their fundraising page also states that the couple plan to take in more children.

Image caption “Going to the school right now to change my babies name,” Jessaka wrote on Facebook

Jessaka says she was inspired to adopt children by her parents and she has two adopted brothers of her own.

After the Clark’s story was covered in US media, Jessaka says she hopes they would inspire others.

“We are truly blessed to be able to show people the beauty in adoption and shed light on the need for foster and adoptive parents,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

She also shared photos from a school visit on 10 May to change the children’s names.

Source: Seven brothers and sisters adopted by same couple after four years in care – BusinessGhana News | General

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