Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they just decide to have a significant impact on children’s lives.
One of these people is Lamont Thomas, who decided to adopt five siblings at once in Buffalo, New York in October 2019.
The five kids, who ranged in age from one to five, were kept together for one simple reason: if not.
Lamont Thomas has always been committed to helping children.
On October 17 2019, he proved this once again when he adopted five siblings. Lamont is now the delighted father of 12 children as a result of the adoption’s completion.
According to this 2019 story from ABC News, the children Lamont just adopted are five, four, three, two, and one years old.
Previous to this adoption, the single father had seven other children. This is in addition to the dozens of foster kids who he has taken care of over the past 20 years.
Lamont’s road to fatherhood began in 2000 when he became a foster parent in order to care for a specific child of a friend.
Lamont has two biological children, Anthony and LaMonica, who are also part of his family.
In 2007, Lamont adopted twins Germayne and Tremayne followed by Jamie and German. According to ABC News, Lamont adopted Michael, the first child he had ever fostered, after these first four adoptions.
Lamont has never turned a child away.
He either keeps them until they age out of the system or able to go back to their families or he adopts them himself.
Prior to learning that one of his previous foster children’s children needed to be taken in so that their families wouldn’t be split up, Lamont believed he was finished adopting children.
Zendaya, five, Jamel, four, Nakia, three, Major, two, and Michaela, one, have been split up into four houses, he revealed to Good Morning America in 2019.
This broke Lamont’s heart and he was determined that the siblings would be able to stay together.
The young kids bring Lamont a lot of energy and that he is just so happy to be able to provide for them.
Hopefully, his story will inspire others to consider fostering children in need.