A lady awaited her adoption into a permanent family. No one, however, ever adopted her after she was placed in foster care. Years later, she made the decision to provide six boys with the family they had always desired.
Jessica Benzakein was kidnapped from her home when she was 12 years old after her mother lost custody of her. Her youth was spent hopping from foster home to foster family for the following few years.
Benzakein always wished to be adopted into a loving family at this tough period in her life. She was one of thousands of children in the United States’ foster care system who awaited their permanent families. Unfortunately, no one brought her home with them.
HER CHILDHOOD WAS LONELY
Benzakein was much past the age when most parents consider adopting a child. She was also too young to live freely, so she had to move every six months for six years. She had a lonely upbringing and never felt like she belonged.
The young woman finally went her own way, but she always felt compelled to aid youngsters who had gone through similar ordeals. She married and had two children of her own. However, it was insufficient.
SIX BOYS WERE ADOPTED BY HER.
The mother felt compelled to adopt, and she had no idea what she was getting herself into when she agreed to bring a kid into her house. Benzakein began by fostering six young boys who were in desperate need of love and attention.
She didn’t hesitate when it came to deciding whether or not she would adopt all of them. Will, 19, Carter, 14, Sidney, 13, Buddy, 8, Kendrich, 6, and T.J., 4, were permanently welcomed into the mother’s family.
HAPPENING NOW: Today marks a big day for Jessica Benzakein. She’s been a foster parent for years, opening her heart and home to foster kids in need.
Today, she finally gets to adopt these SIX kids she’s had for years.
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— Tony Atkins (@TonyAtkinsTV) January 3, 2020
HER PURPOSE IS GIVEN TO HER BY THE KIDS.
While many people consider Benzakein as the hero, she sees herself as the villain. She is fortunate in that her children have improved her life. The ecstatic mother revealed:
“They brought me back to earth. I spent my twenties convinced that I didn’t need a family. However, I did. They give me meaning.”
SHE’S THE BEST MOM THEY’VE EVER HAD.
The adoption was finalized in a Milwaukee courthouse in 2019, and the kids were overjoyed. The mother stated that while she may not be the finest mother in the world, she is “their best mom.”
When the court questioned Benzakein if it was in the best interests of the children to adopt them, she responded they were terrific together, and the children agreed.
ONE LARGE AND JOYFUL FAMILY
The children also assisted in the officialization of the procedure by tapping the judge’s anvil. One of the kids also stated that it didn’t matter whether or not the adoption was legal.
His foster siblings and mother would always be considered family to him. Benzakein is ecstatic with her eight-person family, and while it isn’t always easy, it is worth it since she adores her children.