Five young siblings in Kansas are about to have their wish to remain a family granted.
The children, ages 2 to 11, were removed from their mother's custody a year ago and placed into separate foster homes.
The kids' pleas to be adopted together into a family were heard by the Kansas City Star newspaper, which ran a piece on them last week. Their story went viral and the response was quick.
In just a few days, the Kansas Department for Children and Families received 3,000 requests to adopt 11-year-old Bradley, 10-year-old Preston, 8-year-old Layla, 6-year-old Landon and 2-year-old Olive,
Caseworkers have narrowed the requests down to seven families and will hopefully choose one soon. They'd like the kids to remain in Kansas.
Theresa Freed, the director of the Department for Children and Families, says, "Unfortunately, this case isn’t unusual. We have always wanted the children to remain together, but it’s often difficult to find foster homes that take in large sibling groups." (People)