Curt and Brenda Heuer have devoted their lives to caring for children. In the past 12 years, they have welcomed 52 foster children into their home with open arms. But one chilly day in November, the family changed for good by adopting five siblings so that they wouldn’t be split up in the foster care system.
Too often, siblings end up estranged due to the system, spending the rest of their childhoods drifting from home to home and only finding their long-lost siblings after reaching adulthood. The Heuers just couldn’t bear the thought of these precious children, who had lived with them for nearly two years, being separated…perhaps for good.
So, on National Adoption Day, they went to the courthouse in matching shirts with their family name written in bold white letters to make everything official!
We needed to keep these kids together,” Brenda told People Magazine. “These kids mean a lot to us. We have such good times together and we are doing everything we can to be good parents, we couldn’t wait to welcome them into our home — officially!”
The siblings, ages 2, 3, 6, 7, and 9, are now able to stay together and grow up as a real family!
Will they be fostering more children? Although their family has just increased by five whole people, Brenda isn’t opposed to the idea.
You never know!” She said.
The Heuers are planning a family trip to Disneyland to celebrate the adoption.
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