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A Georgia Couple Adopts Six Siblings Who Were Previously Separated In Different Foster Homes

A Georgia Couple Adopts Six Siblings Who Were Previously Separated In Different Foster Homes

Turbeville family of Columbus, Georgia, adopted six siblings who were separated in different foster homes. It is a "dream come true."

Christmas wishes came true for six biological siblings as they were adopted by a Georgia couple just before the holidays. According to PEOPLE, Angela and Elliott Turbeville, have been fostering the siblings for the previous two years. They put up a sign in their yard on Monday morning that read, "It's Adoption Day," revealing that they are adopting all six of them together. This precious moment was documented by Columbus-Ledger Enquirer when the siblings from age 7 to 14, 5 boys and a girl, were taken to the courthouse for official adoption procedures. The children were moved and beyond happy as they will finally get home after being in the foster system all their life.

The couple who became foster parents in 2019, already has three children of their own. They are extremely delighted to welcome the six siblings into their family permanently. Angela expresses her joy by saying, "They've asked for two years, 'I just want to stay. I just want to be adopted.' Our little girl wrote her Christmas list and one of the things on the list is to get adopted. She doesn't know that Christmas is about to come early for her," before announcing it to the children. She used to teach elementary school earlier and says that the kids were separated in different foster homes for years. Her only aim was to bring them together under one roof and prove them with a loving home. She also adds that through this decision, they all will have a bright and stable future as temporary homes are unable to provide strength and stability to the children, reported People.



 

 

Angela went ahead to say that the mother of these six siblings was also a foster child and this would break the cycle of instability in their lives. Her husband Elliot, who is an associate director at Pratt & Whitney, says, "I always tell people, we had three, so what's a few more, right? It's just a number." The Tubervilles rented a huge party bus for everyone to take them to the courthouse for the formalities, per PEOPLE.

The Columbus-Ledger Enquirer says that the hearing took place at the Government Center in Columbus, Georgia, headed by Superior Court Judge Maureen Gottfried. Maureen commented, "I'm so glad that all of you all are here to celebrate because this is really a celebration of a bad situation turning great." The siblings are extremely grateful to the Tubervilles for adopting them all together and providing a home and family after years of separation and instability. The 13-year-old boy says, "I'm just amazed and excited because we've been waiting for this a long time. We've been through a lot of stuff that shouldn't have happened. Our parents should have taken care of us. But now, we have these parents that actually take care of us and feed us every day." With a smile he adds, "They took this chance getting all of us. I thank them — and I thank God — for this."

References: 

https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article256734457.html

https://people.com/human-interest/couple-adopts-6-siblings-who-had-been-split-up-in-different-foster-homes/

Cover Image Source: Still from Columbus Ledger-Enquirer