A foster father in Buffalo, NY, has adopted five siblings — ages 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 — so they could stay together.
Lamont Thomas has fostered more than 30 children. On Thursday, he became a father of 12 when he adopted Zendaya, Jamel, Nakia, Major, and Michaela.
The children had been separated for more than a year-and-a-half and had spent time in four different homes in four different cities before Thomas swooped in two years ago and took them in as foster children.
“I fought for close to two and a half years just to be able to get them together, and we won, we got it,” Thomas said. “I wanted to be the difference, make a difference by being a difference for these youth.”
Thomas joked that expanding his family with the energy of toddlers means he’s “come out of retirement.”
“They bring new energy to me,” he told GMA. “They’re lovable kids, very affectionate. They deserve to be raised as siblings, and that was my fight.”
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