5 adopted Westchester siblings to celebrate 1st Christmas togetherPosted: Updated:
For the first time in years, five Westchester siblings get to celebrate Christmas together as a family.
Yolanda and Darryl Ferguson adopted Divinity, Darling, Daniel, David Angela, and Jeremiah from Children's Village, which offers foster care and programs for local youth.
The couple first adopted 12-year-old Divinity and her younger two sisters four years ago. They were finally able to make it official by taking in the girls' two youngest siblings in November.
"Kids grow up not knowing their siblings or they're split up and then they are old before they get to have a lifetime with their family — and have them together so they can love each other, and so they can have that family bond,” says Darryl Ferguson.
The couple says they couldn't have children of their own, but their adopted children are everything they could have hoped for.
"I am completely living my dream. I've always wanted to be a parent, always wanted to be a mom. Didn't know I was going to do five at all one time, but it is awesome,” says Yolanda Ferguson.
She says she could have never imagined how special the foster experience could have been.