Amazing family of 9 adopted children explain how they do it!

Las Vegas, NV - Adopting a child takes resources, planning, and lots of love.  So imagine the challenge one local family is experiencing with their adoptive family of nine!...plus two natural children!  Dave Courvoisier reveals the secret to their adoption success.

In this household, everybody's a star on stage at one time or another.  We asked for this family shot so everyone could tell us their name and age... But in the end I had to have 'em write it down for me anyway.

Most of them were local foster children, but one comes from Ethiopia, and another from the Caribbean. If you ask dad he'll give you the complete rundown.

"Michael was born first, and then we went seven years before we had Casey, and then when it started with adoptions, Sully less than a year later was Sammy then less than a year after that was Maddie nine months later was Maddie and then Quince then Jed, from Ethiopia from Haiti," says Kelley, the proud adoptive Father.

Not to mention Josiah, Olly, Jonny and Sophie... Their house is huge, and so are their hearts.

"There’s no difference. You love them the same. They are the same when they are in your family and when they’re all part of what you’re doing every day, you would die for your biological children or for the children who are adopted, they all have your name and they’re all part of your family and part of your heart," says Jennifer, the adoptive mom.

To make it all work, there's a big family vehicle:

"Our main family vehicle is one of those big Sprinter buses that holds 15 people, and we’re pretty full right now," says Kelly.

...Then there's the task of organizing chores, meals, and home schooling:

"Well we have duty charts on the refrigerator and yeah based on where they are and… the older they are the more responsibilities they get, but everybody has duties.  I think that’s one of the biggest may be a misconception when people say how do you handle such a big family. Honestly we talked this over and over that 10 is easier than to, 11 is easier than two and it’s because there’s so much mutual community others a community to help each other and if you go back to the history of education the one-room schoolhouse when you have the first grade kid in the eighth grade kid one is helping to teach the other and in that process they’re both learning something you know," explains Kelly.

At 14, Sully claims this huge family is a blessing.

"A lot of value... learn how to share and how to be patient with everyone learned how to have self-control you learn a lot from watching kids," admits Sully.

But overall their faith sees them through.

"We just daily delight in our treasures, they are our treasures and it’s fun to watch them grow and learn and every day there is a triumph and that’s having so many makes just that many more times every day," says Jennifer.

I might add that even with all she does, Jennifer still finds time to take professional photos of our Wed's Children for the heart gallery....*and, this family is right now considering whether to bring in another.


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