There are so many kids in the world who are currently in the care system, desperate for a loving home.
When these kids eventually do find homes they can be separated from their siblings, as foster families can’t afford to accommodate a host of children.
But Dashoan and Sofia Olds did something truly amazing. They adopted seven children, all siblings who had been previously separated among several foster families,
They decided to become one big family of nine.
According to WJHG, when the couple saw a local news story about the seven kids, they immediately felt it was their calling to adopt them.
“It was a done deal from the day we saw the story; before we even met them, it was a done deal. When I saw that picture, it was a done deal for me, honestly,” Sofia Olds told the news station.
“We looked at each other and said, ‘We’ve got to do this, it’s time. There’s no maybe; we have to do this.’”
“We always wanted to be a blessing and adopt a child,” Dashoan Olds added.
The couple with huge hearts welcomed Dava, Erica, Eric, Zavian, Leondras, Reginald and Necia into their home.
For Necia, the oldest of the siblings, her new family was beyond her wildest dreams.
“We thought we would never get adopted, but I thought this was a really good blessing for us,” the 12-year-old said.
For the Olds, they are determined to make their “forever family” as loving and stable as possible.
“We’re going to build their faith up, we’re going to build them educationally,” Dashoan Olds said.
“We’re going to get them active in a sport or an activity, or something extracurricular. And we’re going to love each other, so we’re going to do all of it.”