Foster Couple Adopted 5 Siblings For A Reason That’ll Thrill Your Heart.
National Adoption Day is celebrated a weekend before Thanksgiving. At government and individual levels, people are making more of an effort to raise awareness about the need for adoption of more than a million U.S. children. Let's start by putting an end to the myth that there are not enough people willing to adopt. On the contrary! More than 72 % of Americans have considered providing a loving home to a child at one point or another. What's required is the means and resources to study each individual case and pair potential parents with eligible kids. This is the motto that the National Adoption Day Campaign hopes to accomplish.
Siblings, after parents, are the most important source of companionship, love, warmth and mutual trust.
Unsurprisingly, siblings protect us while many wouldn't even give us a second thought. The bond that siblings share is unique and natural. However, it is not unusual for biological siblings to get separated in foster care. Steps have been taken to keep siblings together as they live in foster care while waiting to be adopted by new parents or reunited with their birth parents. This ensures that there'll be a better adjustment period and connection between the kids and their foster parents.
Brenda and Curt Heuer set a perfect example for the rest of us.
Arizona couple, Brenda and Curt Heuer have fostered over 52 children in the last decade. We're not kidding you! The Heuers are a true inspiration. On November 19th, the couple adopted 5 children, all siblings, in an effort to avoid having the system split them up.
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Now the siblings have become a part of their lives.
Brenda and Curt have known the siblings for a while now. They've been providing for them since 2015. The only thing this family really needed was an official statement of declaration that the couple deserved to be the legal parents of these kids.
“They call us mom and dad,” said Brenda.
The siblings, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 9 years old, show an inclination towards becoming a part of the Heuers’ family forever. They go on picnics, spend time with the family and love living under the same roof. “They call us mom and dad,” Brenda tells people. “We’re such a family, we go camping together, and we’re going to take them to Disneyland for their adoption celebration.”
“We needed to keep these kids together,” explained Brenda.
The aim is to adopt them all together so they don't get split up. “These kids mean a lot to us,” said Brenda. “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!”
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