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Kate Wilson has always wanted to be a mother. This dream came true when she was chosen to adopt four brothers and sisters who needed a house forever.

BOISE, Idaho – Kate Wilson of Boise has always dreamed of being a mom. The twenties passed and in the thirties, even if she was still young, she feared not to have this chance.

“You see everyone in your life getting married and having children,” said Wilson. “You think, okay, is this going to happen to me?”

Wilson told KTVB that adoption was something she had always considered.

“I have always had a heart for adoption since I was 7 years old. I always wanted to adopt children and I just expected me to marry and adopt, “said Wilson. “So, in 2018, I said to myself:” I have finished waiting, I will not say one day, I will do it now by myself “.”

Wilson was single and decided to go through the process to become a foster mother. She hopes that this process will one day lead to her adoption.

“So I signed up on January 1, 2018. I finished my training in March and had my first child in June,” said Wilson. “She was with me for six months, and I was able to help her find her mother, and it was an incredible thing, and so rewarding to see it happen.”

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It may be heartbreaking, but Wilson said it’s the goal of foster care; to take care of children and create healthier families.

But that doesn’t always happen. She couldn’t have imagined what would happen next. She received another call for the placement of another little girl.

“When I saw her, I also met her siblings, the older boy, the middle girl and the little boy and I was like, ‘I’m going to take them all,'” said Wilson.

She wanted to feed the four siblings, all under the age of five, two boys and two girls.

“Yes, I just fell in love with them. They were just amazing kids, “said Wilson. “Instantly, I said to myself, ‘I want all of you.'”

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Over time, the four children were placed with her. Wilson quickly realized that it would take time to gain their trust.

“They lived in several different foster homes,” said Wilson. “They’ve been through so much.”

In March 2019, Wilson received the news she hoped for. Children were eligible for adoption.

“We had to go through a selection process to find out who would be the best choice for adoption, and then they selected me,” said Wilson with pure joy. “They basically decided and I fully agree that the brothers and sisters are better together. I just knew that God had brought them into my life for a reason, and I knew it was something that I was called to do. They were meant to be my children! ”

Wilson said the children’s biological mothers were simply unable to give them what they needed.

“She is just in a position that she is unable to become a mother at the moment, so it has been a great story to get together as moms,” said Wilson. “She is happy that I have them, we were able to talk about adoption, and we hugged and cried together and we both came to the conclusion that it was better for the children.”

Wilson hopes their biological mom will be part of this new chapter.

“I wish it was part of children’s lives, yes,” said Wilson. “I feel like it’s important to them! They have cousins, and they have people in their lives who love them, so I think the more people who love and encourage them, the better this is. “

In the months before formal adoption, the anticipation of becoming a family increased.

“Every day they asked me – is it adoption day? I wanted this to happen since I was a kid, so it was so surreal to live that dream, “said Wilson.

When the big day finally arrived in early 2020, Wilson brought family from all over the city. The children were on the moon. The adoption ceremony was filled with love.

“They were so happy because that expectation had been there for so long,” said Wilson. “They’re so glad they didn’t have to leave, and that’s what they needed. They needed this security in their hearts to know that they are permanently with me, no one will take them away. “

Tears flowed when Wilson signed the adoption papers, and the judge declared them a family!

“The emotion at the time and the fact that they never left me was overwhelming, and also to have all my friends and family there to support me and love my children,” said Wilson. “I think I knew these people loved me, but to watch them love my children and accept them as their own is incredible.”

The celebration continued with a great welcome.

“I considered it a marriage, because we joined a family in a different way, not a husband and a wife, but a mom and her children,” said Wilson. “So I decided to make a reception and we danced and all kinds of things, it was so much fun, it was the best day ever. “

Wilson said motherhood is her greatest joy, and celebrating her first mother’s day is very special.

“It’s everything I hoped and dreamed of but so much more,” said Wilson. “It’s just the best thing.”

For more information on foster care and adoption, click here.

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