Seven siblings have been adopted into the same family just in time for Christmas.

Foster parents Terri and Michael Hawthorn swore they would never adopt when they began looking after children four years ago.

But after spending time with the brothers and sisters, they changed their minds, reports The Mirror.

The couple adopted siblings Korgen and Haizlee in April, then worked to adopt their five other siblings.

The adoptions were finalised on December 3 after the two brothers and five sisters had spent almost three years in foster care.

Before joining Terri and Michael, from Arkansas, in the US, the children spent a lot of time moving between different homes and schools.

They say they did not always have a bed to sleep in or food to eat, according to KTHV.

“The only times we got to eat is when our neighbours would sneak us a bag of chips,” Kyndal said.

“We didn’t have a can opener, and they’d give us the cans that we didn’t know how to open. So sometimes we just didn’t eat.

“This has been the best Christmas I could ever have, actually knowing I have a mum and dad.”

“When I got here I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, we get our own beds,’” Layna said.

“It feels so great knowing we have a family now and won’t have to go anywhere else,” Dawson, the oldest sibling, said.

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  • That’s a wonderful family. Very happy for them all.


  • It takes special people to take on this many kids so good on them and I hope they are all now happy and find some peace.


  • Now that is a lovely heartwarming story, so nice that the kids are altogether.


  • Beautiful ! So good they’re are and will stay together.


  • It sounds as though the welfare system has a few flaws in it if some of the children were starving hungry part of the time.
    Congratulations to the couple who adopted these children. Congratulations to the children. I’m so happy they will now be together permanently, just in time for Christmas.
    Look how many birthdays they couple will have to remember. I reckon they’ll need a diary

    • Of course the welfare system has some flaws. Like us they are just people who act on the reporting of the community.


  • what beautiful people!


  • That’s really great news! What kind people.


  • Such a heart warming Christmas story. Congratulations to all


  • Awww this is absolutely beautiful!! They will get to have a real Christmas with their siblings and their new mum and dad!!


  • It is very rare to see sibling of this amount being adopted into the one family. They are very lucky and now will know true love.


  • Wonderful for the kds, generous of their new parents.


  • Congratulations on your new family!! Best present ever!


  • Such a sad story, I’m happy to hear that they’ll be together for good now. Makes me so angry that anyone would let children starve like that.


  • What an amazing couple. That’s the best Christmas gift ever. A family.


  • Oh my. The kids must be so happy. All together. Amazing!


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