Ga. Couple Adopts 6 Siblings Who Were Split Up in Different Foster Homes: 'A Dream Come True'

Angela and Elliott Turbeville have granted a wonderful Christmas gift to six biological siblings who wanted to live together in their forever home. The Georgia couple, who has been fostering the kids for the past two years, surprised all of them on Monday with a huge sign on the front lawn. It read: "It's Adoption Day."

"They have zero clue this is about to happen," expressed Angela in a video, which documented the moment a girl and five boys (between the ages of 7 and 14) were officially adopted. "They've asked for two years, 'I just want to stay. I just want to be adopted.' Our little girl wrote her Christmas list and one of the things on the list is to get adopted. She doesn't know that Christmas is about to come early for her."

The heartwarming surprise, which was captured by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, had been long due for the siblings who had been previously split up in different foster homes. The Turbeville aimed to unite them under one roof in the hopes of giving them a more stable future. "Their mom was a foster child, so we're trying to break that cycle," explained Angela, who is a former elementary school teacher and tutor.

"It's a good way to give these kids a chance to be successful," noted Elliott. The couple, who are in their 40s became certified foster parents back in 2019. They also have three biological children. So when their neighbors found out about their decision to welcome six more kids, they marveled at their decision. "I always tell people, we had three, so what's a few more, right?" joked Elliot, who is an associate director at Pratt & Whitney. "It's just a number."

"To me, it's a dream come true to be able to adopt children," added Angela. "I hate that they were in foster care but at least we get to give them a good life." For the surprise itself, the couple rented a party bus that took the family to the courthouse at the Government Center in Columbus, Georgia, where the adoption hearing took place.

"This is just a really, really, happy, happy day," said Superior Court Judge Maureen Gottfried, who presided over the case. "I'm so glad that all of you all are here to celebrate because this is really a celebration of a bad situation turning great." The children, who are all on the honor roll in school, we're extremely grateful towards their adoptive parents for not only adopting them but also for taking them all in together.

"Coming right before Christmas, this is like the perfect time," said a 13-year-old boy, according to PEOPLE. "I'm just amazed and excited because we've been waiting for this a long time." He added, "We've been through a lot of stuff that shouldn't have happened. Our parents should have taken care of us. But now, we have these parents that actually take care of us and feed us every day. This is really rare. They took this chance getting all of us. I thank them — and I thank God — for this."

Cover image source: YouTube Screenshot | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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