Couple with a desire for a large family adopts 7 siblings, hopes to adopt their baby sister too
Having six or seven people in a house can be overwhelming, and let’s not even think about how crazy it could be to have 10 people living under the same roof. Large families aren’t for everyone. But this couple wasn’t afraid of having a few extra mouths to feed, they had plenty of love to go around.
One of the first things Josh Clark and his wife, Jessaka, discussed when they met was their desire to have a large family. Josh wanted around 10 kids and thought they should adopt the majority, and Jessaka agreed. Her parents were foster parents so she had grown up with many foster brothers and sisters and loved the idea.
So, after receiving devastating news that they were unable to conceive the couple started the adoption process. During that time Jessaka got pregnant and the family of two grew to a family of three.
The couple continued looking for children to adopt. They wanted to adopt siblings. “They are normally split up and that’s detrimental — it was in our hearts to open our home to them,” Josh told People.
One day in April 2016 their prayers were answered. They were introduced to seven siblings known as the “Super 7.” At first Jessaka was hesitant about increasing their family of three to a family of 10, but after they met with the children aged 5 to 14, they knew they were meant to be with them.
The siblings had previously been through two failed adoptions, but were hoping that the third time was the charm. Luckily for everyone involved, it was.
The siblings moved in with Jessaka, Josh, and their biological son, Noah, and after nine months of living together the seven siblings were officially adopted.
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The Clark family is also looking into adopting the Super 7’s baby sister, who they only recently learned is also in the foster care system, but was considered a separate case.
With the sudden expansion of their family has come some issues, but the Clark family is making it work. They initially set up a GoFundMe page so they could put a down payment on a bigger house. Once they reached their goal, Josh posted on Facebook that the family would be using anymore money that was raised to put together shoeboxes to give to children in the foster care system.
To donate and help the Clark family, you can check out their GoFundMe page here.
(H/T: Inspire More)