Teacher adds to her family of 5, adopts 2 children from foster care

Posted at 5:32 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 20:15:30-04

DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The family of an elementary school teacher keeps growing and growing.

Emily Amlin adopted Adrian and Adrianna -- her fifth and sixth children from foster care -- on Wednesday. While the ceremony made it official, Adrian, Adrianna and her five other children have been a family for two years.

Amlin thought she was done adopting when she adopted her oldest children, Kayley and Chloe, in 2006. Six kids later, Amlin has a very full house.

“It's not always pretty, but I mean they're normal siblings, they argue with each other … but I am continually amazed at how well they all work together,” Amlin said.

Amlin has been raising the six of them as a single parent.

“It's hard, but I don't know any different, so I don't know if that's a good thing,” Amlin said. “I've always just done it myself.”

But she said she couldn’t have done any of it without the support of her family, friends and the church.