In September 2014, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) reported that 415,129 children were in foster care in the United States. Many of those children do not have siblings – some do. Siblings that go through fostering and adoption will often get separated. Ever since Lacey Dunkin was 25, she knew she wanted to be a mom – even if she wasn’t married.
In June 2011, Lacey became certified to adopt. One day, she got a phone call that changed her life.
The caller was asking if Lacey could foster four sisters – at the same time! Lacey agreed without hesitation. Soon after, the girls moved in with her and her parents.
Lacey said it was all or nothing for her, and she didn’t even consider not having the girls stay together.