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Ohio Couple Adopts 6 Siblings and Becomes Family of 13

posted: 05/09/17
by: MIkayla Baiocchi
One Ohio family of seven nearly doubled in size in the matter of two years.

Christina and Christopher Sanders welcomed six children into their home as foster parents in 2014, adding to their five biological ones. Fast forward to 2017 and the couple took things to the next level by officially adopting all six, bringing their family from one of seven to one of 13.

"I would not know where I'd be right now if it wasn't for the Sanders," said one of the adopted kids, Caleb, 13, in court. "We (were) having a rough life, before."

Caleb's siblings include Coby, 16, Christian, 14, Cayley, 12, Carson, 10, and Chloe, 9.

The Sanders live in a six bedroom house, so the logistics of all living under one roof might be a little difficult. Nonetheless, Christina Sanders is happy with her and her husband's decision.

"We just made the agreement - whoever we get, we will keep 'em," said Christina Sanders, 41, who is a nurse. "It was rough but we did it. And we are happy we did." Sanders' oldest biological child is a 19-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati.

"I'm happy that I'm here because everything is wonderful," said Cayley in court on the day of her adoption. "This is just what I wanted."

We certainly wish nothing for the best for this one big happy family.