SPRINGFIELD, Georgia — A family of three is now a family of ten after a mom and dad adopted 7 siblings.
The four girls and three boys were in the foster care system for three years.
“We had the opportunity to give the kids a loving home to be a part of and have value when we met the seven, the super 7 and important to keep them together,” Josh Clark, father, told WTOC.
The seven children join the Clark’s biological child, three-year-old, Noah.
Mom, Jessaka Clark, said it was very natural to adopt. “My parents were foster parents for most of my life, then house parents at a children’s house, so we always had 10-12 children in the house.”
The children are Maria, 14, Elizabet, 11, Duillermo, 10, Jason, 8, Kristina, 7, Katerin, 7 and James, 5.
Jessaka said they started calling her and her husband “mom” and “dad” the first time they all met. “I knew they were my kids. I immediately knew I wanted to be their mom. You both kind of have to fall in love with each other,” she told CBS News.