5 Siblings Who Had Been Separated in Foster Care Are Adopted by a Texas Family

Texas couple Andi and Thomas Bonura decided to adopt all five siblings who were apart in foster care, joining their three biological children.

In 2017, Andi and Thomas Bonura adopted a baby named Bryson, after accepting that conceiving more children would be full of risk.

Today, they are parents to Bryson’s four other siblings, who were separated in foster care. Here’s a look at their story.

THE PROUD PARENTS

The family-of-ten was completed with the coming of Thomas, Carter, David, Gabrielle, and Bryson, joining the couple’s biological children, Joey, Sadie, and Daphne. Andi shared:

“These are their brothers and sisters, and there’s no argument. The kids have been through a lot but they’re the sweetest. They’re amazing -- and resilient.”

Adopting more kids was always on the table for the Texas couple, especially after finding difficulty conceiving despite fertility treatments.

BONURA’S DIFFICULT PREGNANCIES

Andi already lost one child before becoming pregnant with twins. However, her two sons arrived in 25 weeks, causing one child, Eli, to lose his life.

Eli’s twin, Joey, survived but lost his eyesight and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, communicating only through sign language.

The couple had two more girls, Sadie and Daphne, who were both born prematurely. It was then the couple realized that carrying a child will be putting their lives at risk.

With the love and care the couple gave, Frank grew up to be a good man, who graduated from Beverly Hills High and became a professional boxer.

In November 2017, the pair adopted Bryson, then a newborn, followed by David and Gabrielle. The kids’ twin brothers, Thomas and Carter, would visit their siblings at the Bonura’s and asked to live in their home.

“One day we got a call saying, ‘[The parents] are terminating rights. Do you want them?” Andi shared. “We said yes.”

ANOTHER ADOPTION STORY

Adopting children and treating them as your own is common among celebrities, including Jackee Harry from the shows “227” and “Sister, Sister.”

Harry and her husband, Elgin Charles, adopted a son in 1997, Frank. According to the actress, it was “love at first sight.”

With the love and care the couple gave, Frank grew up to be a good man, who graduated from Beverly Hills High and became a professional boxer.

Harry and Charles divorced in 2003 but did not change their relationship with their son, primarily because they continued to live under the same roof.

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