A lesbian couple in Massachusetts adopted three brothers under the age of 4-years-old so the boys could grow up together as a family.
KC and Lena Currie first adopted oldest brother Joey, 3, in 2018. One year later, on National Adoption Day, they adopted Joey’s younger brothers Logan, 2, and Noah, 1.
The boys had previously been separated from one another. But now, they’re living happily under one roof. They call KC “Mama” and Lena “Mommy.”
“A lot of times Joey says, ‘Hey, Mommy-Mama’ — he’ll settle for either one,” Lena told Good Morning America.
The lesbian moms, who got married five years ago, first met Joey at a Children’s Friend event in Worcester in 2017. They adopted him that March, and soon after, Children’s Friend called them and said 6-week-old brother Noah also needed a family.
“We immediately said, ‘Yes,'” KC said.
At the time, middle brother Logan was living with another foster family. But the arrangement fell through. KC and Lena had only had Noah for a month when they got the call asking whether they were interested in adopting Logan as well.
“It was our gut-feeling,” KC explained. “We were going to end up saying yes because keeping the brothers together was really important to us. When they’re older and have questions, they’ll have each other to lean on and experience that ride together.”
The younger boys’ adoption became official in November, and the Curries couldn’t be more excited to have completed their family. They’re looking forward to celebrating the holidays with the boys.
“It’s the first year and first holiday where it’s all permanent and true,” Lena said.
The new parents also can’t wait for more dance parties, grade school, sports, and “all those fun things.”
Veronica Listerud, director of adoption and family services at Children’s Friend, explained what a positive outcome this was for the brothers.
“It’s what you want to see happen,” she said. “They’re a wonderful family. They’re flexible — they really understand the kids’ needs, the importance of maintaining sibling relationships and the long-term impact of that.”