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Brothers Bentley and Brody blossom in the care of their adoptive parents

November 4, 2015

Bentley and Brody 1Bentley, 5, and his brother Brody, 4, were in the foster care system for three years before they met Christopher and Christie. Their first foster parents were unable to provide the care they needed.

“Although previous foster families fell through, Christopher and Christie immediately fell in love with the boys,” said Jenna Fulcher-Thompson, Youth Villages adoption specialist. “They are the sweetest boys I’ve ever met.”

Bentley has Sotos Syndrome, a disorder that causes him to throw tantrums and hurt himself. He has numerous medical specialists. He and Brody both require occupational, speech and physical therapy at school.

“Despite the extra care Bentley and Brody require, Christopher and Christie have never wavered in their desire to adopt them,” said David Burleson, Youth Villages clinical supervisor. “They would do anything for them.”

To learn more about adoption through Youth Villages in Tennessee, visit our website at www.youthvillages.org/adopt. For information about adopting through foster care no matter where you live, visit adoptuskids.org.

Bentley and Brody barely spoke when they were placed in the home. Now, they are comfortable communicating their wants and needs. They counted down the days until their adoption.

“They have developed such a strong bond with Christopher and Christie,” Jenna said. “They practiced saying their new names for weeks. They couldn’t wait to become a forever family.”

Bentley and Brody’s Youth Villages team, adoptive family and former foster families all gathered to support them on adoption day.

“Bentley and Brody have found a patient, loving and consistent home to grow up in,” David said. “They have been treated as family from the very beginning.”

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