There’s a woman in Milwaukee who grew up with no family. But now she has a very BIG family . . .
46-year-old Jessica Benzakein ended up in foster care when she was 12 after her mom abandoned her. And no one wanted to adopt a kid that old, so she spent the rest of her childhood in the foster care system.
Since then, she’s gone to college, had two kids, and made a nice life for herself. But on Friday, her family got a lot bigger . . . when she officially adopted SIX KIDS.
Four of them are brothers . . . the other two are also brothers . . . and both of her biological kids are boys. So that’s EIGHT BOYS in the house now.
They range in age from 4 to 17. So most of them were in the same situation she was in, and probably wouldn’t have been adopted by anyone else.
Jessica and her ex-husband started fostering them a few years ago. But the adoption means she’s officially their mom now.
She says she used to think she didn’t need a family, then realized she REALLY wanted one. And having so many kids around feels like it gives her purpose.
(WISN / Today)