When a couple from Massachusetts decided to adopt a little boy, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Over time, their little family grew bigger than expected—and they wouldn't have it any other way.
Many kids dream about finding their forever homes and spend years in foster care. In 2019, the Department of Children and Families in Massachusetts reported that more than 8,600 kids are in foster care, and 1,350 are awaiting adoption. When parents open their hearts and homes, it gives children a chance to experience the love they deserve.
Sadly, many siblings in foster care are not adopted together. Brothers and sisters are separated and lose the bonds they formed during their time as a family unit. In rare instances, siblings are lucky enough to stay together. Today's heartwarming story features three adorable boys' journey of adoption.
A couple and their adopted sons. | Source: facebook.com/kc.currie.5
THE COUPLE WANTED TO START A FAMILY
KC and Lena Currie had lots of love to give, so they decided to adopt a child. When the teacher and engineer saw the kids' sweet faces, they couldn't wait to get the ball rolling.
A photo of a smiling boy in Batman pajamas caught their eye, and they were in love. Lena said: "We saw a picture of Joey, and Children's Friend mentioned [it] would be a good match. He was 18 months old at the time."
They immediately wanted to "scoop him up," and KC added:
"I couldn’t believe that little guy needed someone."
THEY ADOPTED A LITTLE BOY
KC and Lena first met Joey at his foster home, and he ran straight to them. He leaped up to hug the couple because the foster family had told him about the great parents coming to see him.
Joey and the women read together for a while, and Lena noted:
"We were just like, 'Yep. We’re taking him home.'"
FINDING OUT ABOUT HIS BROTHER
The couple was thrilled to adopt the boy in 2018, and they looked forward to raising him. However, six weeks later, they received an unexpected call.
It was from Children's Friend, an affiliate of the nonprofit organization Seven Hills Foundation, who arranged Joey's adoption. They told KC and Lena that Joey's 6-week-old brother Noah needed a home—and the moms didn't hesitate to say yes.
A THIRD SIBLING NEEDED A HOME
Raising two boys was a big lifestyle adjustment for the couple, but they welcomed it with open arms. They enjoyed every minute with their boys but were caught off guard again when they were alerted about a third child who needed a family.
A month after Noah joined them, they learned about Logan. He was Joey and Noah's middle brother, and his adoption arrangement fell through.
KC explained that they had a "gut feeling" to say yes, and she added:
"We were going to end up saying yes because keeping the brothers together was really important to us."
PROUD FAMILY OF FIVE
KC and Lena couldn't believe they had three precious boys in their lives. The brothers, who shared the same biological mom, were also thrilled to be together.
Three brothers who were adopted by a loving couple. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
THEIR FAMILY WAS MADE OF LOVE
The couple was proud of their little brood and shared that their family was made of love. Veronica Listerud, director of adoption and family services at Children's Friend, was happy for KC and Lena and thrilled the brothers were adopted together.
"It's what you want to see happen. They're a wonderful family. They're flexible -- they really understand the kids' needs, the importance of maintaining sibling relationships, and the long-term impact of that."
Three adopted brothers brush their teeth together. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
HOW IT FELT TO BECOME MOTHERS
The women who opened their hearts and homes were delighted to be mothers. They shared that the boys refer to them differently—sometimes they are "Mama," and other times they are "Mommy."
"A lot of times Joey says, 'Hey, Mommy-Mama' -- he'll settle for either one."
Three brothers who were adopted together. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
LIFE AS MOMS
The moms are excited for their family's future and enjoy life as moms. Despite the chaos, diapers, and many challenges, they can't wait to watch their boys grow and celebrate milestones together.
"Now we can start dreaming about grade school, sports, and all those fun things."
Brothers hug. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
THE BROTHERS GROW AND LEARN TOGETHER
In an adorable video, it is clear that the boys have fun and embrace each other. The trio plays and jumps together, occasionally hugging and displaying absolute joy and affection—if there is one thing they will never have a shortage of, it is love.
The brothers will also learn from each other as the years go by, sticking together and forming unbreakable bonds. KC said: "When they're older and have questions, they'll have each other to lean on and experience that ride together."
WHY THEY ADOPTED THE BROTHERS
Whether reading or brushing teeth together, the brothers and their moms are delighted to have each other. The couple was also grateful for the life-changing adoption and happy to have kept the brothers together.
"This is why we did this, to have these siblings so close and to be each other’s person."
The Curries hope their story will encourage other families to consider adoption. Click here for another heartwarming story about a former foster child who adopted five siblings.