A kind-hearted couple has adopted seven siblings and given them a home after the siblings spent more than a year in foster care.
Gary and Lisa Fulbright from Derby, Kansas, had ten children of their own before they decided to adopt seven brothers and sisters from the same family, leaving them with 17 children in total.
The seven siblings, ranging in age from three to twelve years old, were officially adopted by the couple in love and were given a brand new house on Wednesday, April 10.
Unbelievable! Lisa and Gary Fulbright hired seven brothers and sisters who came from a neglected house – even though they already had ten children of their own. The pair is pictured with ten of their brood
Child: The couple in love, from Derby, Kansas, now have a total of 17 children – including seven from previous marriages, two children they had already adopted, and a biological son together
Exciting: the seven brothers and sisters – Emerson, 12, Autumn, 11, Jaxon, nine, Journey, eight, Jace, seven, Piper, five, and Sawyer, three – were officially adopted by the couple on Wednesday
Emerson, 12, Autumn, 11, Jaxon, nine, Journey, eight, Jace, seven, Piper, five, and Sawyer, three, were officially adopted at the Juvenile Court in Wichita last Wednesday.
In Good Morning America's words about the special day, Lisa said: “Everyone was ecstatic, it was a full courtroom.
& # 39; Fall, she woke up this morning, stretched, and her first words were, "I have been adopted!", She added.
Both Lisa and Gary together have seven children from their previous marriages, as well as a biological son named Logan, 17, of their own.
All the couple's children, except Logan, have already moved out of their parental home. This encouraged the couple to become foster parents, and in 2015 Gary and Lisa adopted two brothers and sisters – Levi, eight and Hannah, ten.
The following year the couple's family became even larger when they took care of three brothers, Journey, Jaxon and Jace.
On special occasions and on public holidays, the couple often invited their other brothers and sisters over the house so that they could all be together.
In June 2017, Emerson and Autumn met with their brothers when they were adopted by Gary and Lisa. In February 2018, the youngest brothers and sisters, Piper and Sawyer, also joined the family.
Speaking until the publication, Lisa said she and her husband fell in love with the seven children. She added that the brothers and sisters came from a neglected background and were being watched by the state of Kansas.
Loving: exciting: in 2015 the couple adopted two brothers and sisters, Hannah (L) and Levi (R). The following year they adopted four brothers Journey, Jaxon and Jace
Adorable: Emerson and Autumn joined their brothers in 2017 and in February 2018 the youngest brothers and sisters Sawyer (L) and Piper (R) were also involved in the pair
Happy family: Lisa and Gary decided to adopt all seven children and officially made it at the Juvenile Court in Wichita on Wednesday, April 10
Moving: Lisa said that adopting seven siblings was somewhat chaotic, but added: & # 39; but it's a nice form of chaos because we just love them & # 39;
Gary and Lisa were then asked by Saint Francis Ministries, an organization that provides foster care and adoption services to children in pre-trial detention, should they ever consider it an option to adopt all seven siblings.
Lisa and Gary immediately decided to adopt the children and made it official on Wednesday, April 10. The family even wore matching jerseys to honor the Kansas City Chiefs – their favorite soccer team.
Heartwarming: Lisa, pictured with one of her granddaughters, said it was & # 39; important to keep the brothers and sisters together & # 39 ;. She added: & # 39; They had experienced so much that they didn't have to lose each other & # 39;
& # 39; Not too many people are willing to adopt seven together and it was important to keep them together, & # 39; said Lisa.
& # 39; They had experienced so much that they didn't have to lose each other, & # 39; she added.
Lisa said she found it sad that the children have been deprived of so many basic aspects of the child & # 39;
They wanted to improve their lives and took the children for the first time on roller skates, ice skates and to a movie.
Emerson, the eldest brother or sister, said to KAKE: & # 39; It is really cool that they would adopt many foster children in one go. It's great. & # 39;
The 12-year-old, whose date of birth is this week, added: & # 39; My mother would leave me for days at a time without being home, and I don't know my father.
& # 39; He's in Mexico, so it's nice to have a father here with whom I can spend time, & # 39; he added.
Emerson explained that since he was adopted by the friendly couple, he has enjoyed many different experiences for the first time.
& # 39; I went on my first roller coaster. I did amusement parks. I have done many things that I did not have before. I would actually have a holiday, & he said.
Since Lisa adopted the seven brothers and sisters, she said things were crazy, but she enjoys it.
She said: & # 39; It's a kind of chaos, but it's a nice form of chaos because we just love them. & # 39;