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Success story: Anthony finds a big brother and forever home

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It's an Adopt 8 success story - times two. Parents Liz and Trevin are now enjoying double the fun, after adopting a second son.

We first profiled this forever family four years ago and now we catch up with them once again to see how their family has grown in size and love.

"It's just my dream come true to watch them play together, so cute," said Liz.

We first featured seven-year-old Jahson in an Adopt 8 success story with his parents in 2009.

"He's such a good boy and it's been really, really great," continued Liz.

So great that they decided to adopt again, transforming their family of three into a family of four.

"I was just looking for a family because it was kind of hard," Anthony said.

Anthony also said life in foster care was difficult, which makes him appreciate his family that much more. Anthony says his middle school has been a great support too and wanted to give the school this shout out:

"Thank you for being my friend and staying with me, and helping me. Yeah and all the stuff you guys have done, thank you."

It was three years ago, when Anthony quite literally found his forever family, while searching through the files of potential parents.

"My social worker was helping me find a family, and I was looking for a brother with some dogs and a mom and dad and I think it's going well," Anthony added.

And Liz and Trevin say the fit couldn't have been more perfect.

"They're brothers always will be it's great to see them growing up together and having each other," Liz noted.

Anthony loves having a big brother:

"He's fun to play with and at school, he'll remind me of stuff or, or help me."

Jahson is equally thrilled to have a little brother:

"I wanted to have someone to hang out with and always be there. He's a good little brother to have around."

And while these brothers adore their mom, these brothers share a unique connection with their dad who was also adopted.

"He was adopted, and Jahson's adopted and I'm adopted now."

So they formed a special family adoption club.

"We go out and we can do bowling and stuff like that, just the boys."

"I think the bonding is there because a lot of times they go through stuff they think they're alone, but I've been through it, they're going through it, it's good." Trevin said.

But mom Liz may just need some more girl power in this group and they've talked about possibly adding a daughter to their family.

"We've got our hands full now. It's still an option, but we'll see. We might do another show in two to three years." Continued Trevin.

Trevin and Liz continue to be ambassadors for adoption:

"You'll be surprised at the kids out there who need a loving home and if you can help, do it, I highly recommend it," Trevin said.

"It's so rewarding. It's just been a really great thing for our family, it's perfect," added Liz.

If you're interested in adopting or becoming a foster family, call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U during regular business hours.

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