Foster dad adopts 5 siblings to keep them together, keeping them from being separated like he was in his own childhood.

Although none of us get to pick our family when we are born, we do have a choice in who we choose to consider family.

When Robert Carter, a foster father, made the decision to adopt his entire brood of five siblings, he did exactly that.

Carter, 29, had experienced years of foster care in Ohio and was well-versed in the feeling of being cut apart from loved ones.

At twelve, he went into the system. Years passed before he was ultimately reunited with his brother and younger sister.

When Carter was granted custody, the children he adopted—Marina, Makayla, Robert, Giovanni, and Kiontae—were residing in three different foster homes.

According to caseworker Stacey Barton, ‘Mr. Carter was the only foster parent willing and able to adopt all of the children,’

as she stated to WCVB-5 TV. ‘His early experiences have helped him understand how important it is to keep siblings together.’

Carter was already fostering the three brothers before they were adopted. He knew there was only one thing to do when he set up a meeting between the girls

and their foster mothers so the kids wouldn’t lose contact with one another and saw how upset they were all by the conclusion of the visit.

Although Carter was a single father and the duty was too much for him to handle alone, he was committed to keeping these children together.

It isn’t always simple. Even though you get to pick your family, it doesn’t mean that they will get close to you right away.

For now, Carter is focused on gaining his kids’ trust and has faith that love will follow suit eventually.

Carter remarked, ‘[I’m] making memories to replace a lot of the bad ones.’ ‘I tell them every night

that I’m their dad for eternity in our conversation. I understand, and I’m here for you at all times.

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