Aging out of the foster care system is one of the more underreported tragedies of our time. It’s a subtle evil, but one that leaves a permanent scar on those made to feel they weren’t worthy enough to be loved by a family.
With 13,000 kids in the foster care system in Georgia alone, this story is reason to celebrate: seven more have found a forever home.
That’s why Faithwire celebrates adoption, especially when it involves children who would enter into adulthood without a family to call their own.
Just last week, Faithwire reported on the remarkable story of a family who already had five children of their and adopted six more siblings in order to keep them together.
Now, there’s another fantastic story of love and sacrifice making headlines: a Georgia family has adopted seven siblings in order to keep them together.
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After being in foster care for 1,359 days, seven siblings have been adopted all together to one Georgia family.
It all started when Jessaka Clark and her husband, Josh, decided they wanted to adopt 2 years ago.
They learned about their super seven in April 2016 and told Channel 2’s Kimberly Richardson they immediately started the process to bring them home.
“They moved in with us on Aug. 5 and have been waiting every day for our court date to finalize,” Jessaka Clark said.
That day finally arrived on May 9.
The family is so excited, they have been “up since 6, screaming and running around the house.”
Adoption has special meaning for the Clark’s, as Jessaka’s parents were foster care parents most of her life. And now, they’ve continued the tradition.
They celebrated with an emphatic “God is GOOD!” on the back of their large van, now filled to the brim with children.