This lesbian couple adopted three young brothers so they could grow up together
Three young brothers who had been separated from one another have been brought together and adopted by a lesbian couple in Massachusetts.
KC and Lena Currie, who got married five years ago, adopted the oldest brother – Joey, now three – in 2018, after meeting him at an event organised by non-profit group Children’s Friend.
And a year later, on 23 November 2019 – National Adoption Day – they adopted his younger brothers, Logan, two, and Noah, one.
The couple told Good Morning America that the boys call them Mama and Mommy.
“A lot of times Joey says, ‘Hey, Mommy-Mama’ – he’ll settle for either one,” Lena said.
After adopting Joey, KC and Lena got a call from Children’s Friend – Joey’s younger brother, Noah, then six weeks old, was also in need of a family to take care of him.
“We immediately said, ‘Yes,'” KC said.
A month later, the lesbian couple got another call from Children’s Friend about Joey and Noah’s middle sibling, Logan, who was living with another foster family at the time.
Noah was supposed to be adopted by the other foster family, but the arrangement had fallen through at the last minute and he needed a home.
KC and Lena were asked if they’d be interested in reuniting the brothers.
More from PinkNews
“It was our gut-feeling. We were going to end up saying yes because keeping the brothers together was really important to us,” said KC.
“When they’re older and have questions, they’ll have each other to lean on and experience that ride together,” she added.
So last month, a year after adopting Joey, Lena and KC adopted Noah and Logan, too.
KC said that “it was nice to check off a box and make it true to the world. We are their family.”
Veronica Listerud, director of adoption at Children’s Friend, said that this situation is “what you want to see happen”.
“They’re a wonderful family,” Listerud said. “They’re flexible—they really understand the kids’ needs, the importance of maintaining sibling relationships and the long-term impact of that.”