We think of our children leaving their birthparents to join us, but some leave a lot more than that.  Some leave behind siblings, brothers and sisters “separated by distance, joined by love.”

“When the biological mother lost parental rights to our kids, the older siblings lost by proxy.  How could this possibly be fair to a sibling group of 7 children?  The two adult sisters, who attempted to raise our little chickens through chaos and strife, have lost so much.  To lose their siblings because of their mother’s mistakes as well?  They already lost their own childhoods to that. It’s beyond imagining.”

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