A Texas couple's "empty home" is about to become very full after they adopted seven Filipino siblings, according to Fox 4 News.
Chris and Jessica Milam of Denton County, who had initially planned to be adoptive parents on a smaller scale, made it official on Wednesday (June 8) after an eight-month process. "I’m going to find that it is in the best interest of these children that the adoption take place. I will grant the adoption, grant the name change, and seal the record. Congratulations," said the judge at a hearing.
Aged 5 to 12, the two brothers and five sisters had been living in three separate foster care homes for more than two years. "All of them were like, ‘Can we just come home with you today, can we just come today?" recalled Jessica of one her first meetings with them.
"They were trying to negotiate coming sooner and stuff. So, they were just so excited to really be together, but also to have parents that were just going to be their parents forever."
According to one of the children, "It means we’re going to be there forever, we’re going to have a family to take care of us until we’re adults and can take care of ourselves."