The previous week, a mother of two from Wisconsin adopted six boys and became a mom of eight, more than three years following she was put in the foster care system.
Milwaukee’s Jessica Benzakein said that she was 12 years old when she was put in foster care following her mother lost custody rights.
At that course, a caseworker warned Benzakein she was going to have a hard time getting a family to adopt her because of her older age.
Benzakein used the following six years in foster care until she registered in university when she became 18. But she still felt the burden of not having a family.
According to a source, one year throughout the vacations, she rented a room for herself while other students left to be at house with their beloveds.
According to a source, decided to make a difference for youth in foster care, Benzakein took in six boys siblings 17-year-old Will, 14-year-old Carter, 13-year-old Sidney, and 8-year-old Buddy and brothers 6-year-old Kendrich and 4-year-old T.J. about before five years.
The boys immediately became familiar to Benzakein’s biological kids, 14-year-old Eli and 9-year-old Brenna, whom she shares with her ex-husband.
Therefore on Friday, Benzakein officially declared the things by legally adopting all six boys and assuring they all will be in each other’s lives for a long time to appear.
Around 428,000 kids are now in foster care in the US, and more than 114,000 cannot be returned to their families, according to the Adoption Network. Only 135,000 kids are adopted in the nation each year.
AdoptUSKids reported that approximately 20,000 kids would age out of the foster care system while they reach the age of 18 or 21, depending on the state where they dwell.
The organization said these young people would then be at enhanced chances of experiencing homelessness and becoming jobless.