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Success Story: Foster family adopts 3 children

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They were enjoying life as empty-nesters, when they learned about the need for foster families, Hispanic families in particular.

The local couple you're about to meet, knew they could provide a safe, loving home but never dreamed their foster home would become a forever home and now say they can't imagine any other life.

Chasing after three young kids wasn't the initial long-term vision for Ignacio and Blanca.

But now that they've adopted these three precious children, the couple can't imagine any other life.

"They need love," said Blanca.

Blanca and Ignacio first contacted San Diego County about becoming foster parents after hearing about the need for Hispanic families.

"We saw a commercial on TV, on Spanish television station and they say they need foster homes for Hispanic community," said Ignacio.

The couple didn't think they would adopt, but say they just fell in love with Daniel and Cassandra.

Daniel was just four-months-old and Cassandra was two-years-old, when the siblings moved into the couple's home. But when it came time for the siblings to be adopted out Ignacio and Blanca realized they weren't ready to let go.

"When they told us that somebody was going to adopt them our heart got crushed, literally because we cried and then they failed the test to get them and we were so happy," said Ignacio.

As fate would have it, that adoption fell through, a blessing for this couple.

"We jumped right away and said, we want them, we want to adopt them," Ignacio continued.

Then, came David who was 18-months-old when he was placed in their home as a foster child.

"He's so adorable. He's a very special kid. We were so sad when the mom told my wife I don't want him, you want to keep it, keep it," Ignacio explained.

The choice was easy, they say, and they adopted David as well.

"You cannot order the heart what to do and we fall in love with him again," Ignacio added.

Ignacio and Blanca have already raised two biological children. They have a grown daughter, a son who is married and a three-year-old grandson.

And while they never thought they'd be parenting again at this stage in life, they say they are simply blown away by the incredible love they feel for their adopted children, compared to their biological children.

"I think it's more, I think it's more," Blanca explained.

Their own children experienced love from day one, but their adopted children came to them so vulnerable and scared.

"They don't have nothing in their life, they have only your home and your love," Blanca said. "They not coming from my stomach, they come from my heart."

In addition to the three children Blanca and Ignacio have adopted, they continue to foster as well and currently have three foster kids in their home. An amazing family.

If you're interested in adopting, please call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U. CBS News 8 would also like to thank Boomers San Diego for hosting a fun day at the park.

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