A 29-year-old single man in the US adopted five children who were from the same family to ensure they weren’t separated.
Ohio resident Robert Carter has been fostering three brothers since December 2018, but discovered that they had been separated from their two sisters.
Carter, who was placed in foster care at the age of 12 and was separated from his eight siblings, decided to contact the girls’ foster parents and set up a reunion.
“The kids saw each other and started hugging and crying and wouldn’t let go. That was the moment I said ‘okay I’m going to take all five’,” he told Independent.
“I know the pain of being separated too well and I could not let that happen to them,” Carter told Fox News.
Carter then adopted all five of them so that they won’t be separated again. The official Twitter handle of the adoption and foster care system tweeted about Carter’s decision, while praising him.
Robert Carter is getting a lot of attention to his adoption of FIVE kids last week. Well deserved, Robert! https://t.co/ngzBZeuFRI
— Hamilton County JFS (@HamiltonCoJFS) November 4, 2020
He is now father to Marionna, Robert Jr., Makayla, Giovanni, and Kiontae who are between ages 10 to 4. The adoption was formalised on 30 October.
Here’s how people reacted to the news:
This man has got the most kindest and beautiful soul. His gonna be a great dad to the kids. am so happy seeing this God bless you Mr Carter
— Cassiby (@Cassiby1) November 5, 2020
Watching it like pic.twitter.com/IoSML8VZw2
— Hubb (@HandyHubbs) November 6, 2020
Best wishes for this King
— Smash Adams (@SmooVe1906) November 3, 2020
A real life hero. Bravo, sir 👏
— holly (@holly82649091) November 2, 2020
This guy is definitely the real king of wakanda Adoption kingdom….. So unbelievably unfathomable 👑 pic.twitter.com/FjCbY6VXNF
— Wanjohi Ndegeah 🇰🇪 (@Toby_Mark) November 3, 2020
Robert Carter, I don’t know you, but do know there is a special on earth for you. A beautiful commitment and now a beautiful family held together by your graciousness. God Bless.
— Bob lieber (@Wylykayote) November 2, 2020
How do we support and shower these beautiful humans with love?? Please share how we can send them something!!
— Taryn (@tarynkc) November 2, 2020
Best news I’ve seen all week. Simply beautiful.
— Heba Hersi (@Hebahersi) November 8, 2020
According to Fox News, Carter is now working towards buying a new home and has set up a GoFundMe to raise funds.
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