A Georgia couple who adopted seven siblings received a surprise call which would complete their family dreams.
Josh Clark had always wanted a big family, at least ten kids, and told his wife Jessaka of his dream on their first date.
And while many women would have been put off by this declaration, Jessaka was on board.
“I grew up with a lot of foster brothers and sisters and my parents were foster parents, so I was used to having lots of kids around the house,” she said.
Two years ago when the couple were married with one biological son Noah they got a call about the ‘Super 7’ siblings, who had been abandoned by their mother and were in foster care. Josh asked his wife what she thought about adopting them.
“My eyes probably got as big as his and we both said the same thing: ‘We need to pray about this,’” she said. “We prayed that night and didn’t sleep well because God told us that these were the kids for us.”
The Clark family officially adopted the siblings, who had been in foster care for more than three years, and in one day grew to become a family of 10.
Josh, Jessaka, and Noah immediately fell in love with the ‘Super 7,’ and welcomed them into their family. The morning the children were officially adopted, Josh woke them up with streamers and confetti to celebrate.
But the couple wasn’t quite finished with expanding their family after they were told the ‘Super 7’ had an 8th sibling — a baby sister.
The Clarks immediately started the process of adopting her but hit a bump on their road to family bliss when they realized they didn’t have the room to accommodate another child.
Their three bedroom house in Effingham currently has four sisters sleeping in one bedroom and four brothers in the other. A family friend immediately came to their aid and set up a GoFundMe page to raise the cash needed to pay off their debts and move into a bigger home — reuniting their family with their baby sister.
The fundraising page had a $10,000 USD goal but within the first 24 hours of the fundraiser being set up more than $30,000 USD had been raised for the Clark family.
Now, the campaign has reached over $50,000 USD.
Jessica said despite the hardships they had faced in their dream for a big family it was worth it in the end adding: “You have to know that God called you to adopt. And you need a lot of support. You will feel the greatest joys. And you will feel the biggest heart breaks. But just like there is pain in labor, at the end you get a beautiful child… or seven,” she said.
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