No child deserves to land in foster care, and it’s even more heartbreaking when siblings end up in care together. The unfortunate reality is that most wannabe adoptive parents are looking for a younger child – and that’s singular, not plural. Being ripp-ed away from the familiarity of a family home would be bad enough, but having to live without the comfort of your siblings would be even sca*ier.
Sometimes separated brothers and sisters have no contact at all, and it’s not uncommon for siblings to only meet each other again once they’ve left care. Carlos, 14, Guadalupe, 13, Maria, 12, Selena, 10, Nasa, 9, and Max, 7, had dealt with their fair share of hardships in their short lives – more than anyone should have to face in a lifetime.
The siblings didn’t want to be s*lit up, understandably, which made it virtually impossible to find a loving family home. Rob and Steve, who have been together for nearly two decades, fell in love with the siblings back in 2018 after seeing a photo of them.
Speaking to TODAY about the moment that changed everything, Rob said: After filling out all the necessary forms, by July 2018, Steve and Rob could finally bring the siblings home.
It’s heartbr*aking to think about what the kids had missed out on until they’d been adopted by Steve and Rob – but thank goodn-ess they were given a second chance by the most loving couple.
Speaking of the day that will forever remain a fond memory, Steve recalled: One night, 7-year-old Max had to check with his dad, Steve, that it wasn’t possible to get unadopted – and Steve quickly re*sured him that he’d always be his son.
One night, 7-year-old Max had to check with his dad, Steve, that it wasn’t possible to get unadopted – and Steve quickly reassured him that he’d always be his son. Most people would be hesitant to adopt even one child, but Rob and Steve opened up their home – and their hearts – for six. You can find out more about the happy family’s incredible story in the video below.