Robert Carter adopted siblings Marionna, Makayla, Robert, Giovanni and Kiontae. He said he didn’t want the siblings to be separated.
The new father of five said he knows first-hand how it felt to be removed from a biological home and separated from siblings.
Carter wanted to make sure families stuck together. When permanent custody was awarded to JFS, the five siblings were already placed in three different foster homes and he was the only foster parent willing and able to adopt all of the children.
His childhood background has made him aware of the importance of keeping siblings together. He says that he enjoys being their father and that parenting them is easier than he imagined.