In 2019, Pam Willis, 50, spotted a Facebook ad searching for a permanent home for seven siblings who had lived in foster care for over a year. Their parents, who had battled additions, tragically died following a car crash, and at this time, they range in age from 2 to 12.
In 2019, Pam Willis, 50, pictured with Husband Gary, 53, spotted a Facebook ad searching for a permanent for seven siblings who had been in foster care for over a year.
Pam couldn’t stop staring at their faces and felt compelled to adopt the seven children now aged and named: Xander, 4, Leo, 5, Aubriella, 7, Anthony, 8, Aleecia, 9, Ruby, 13, and Adelino, 15. Pam and Husband Gary Willis, 53, from Menifee, California, have five biological children and had been fostering kids for several years.
The kids’ parents, who had battled additions, tragically suffered fatal injuries and died after their car flipped onto the side on the highway.
The pair are anticipating retirement but had never discussed adoption. “I can’t explain it. I just knew I was supposed to be their mom.” Pam told TODAY. She added that she had to tag Gary in the Facebook past despite nearing to retire. The siblings’ mom, aged 31, and dad, 42, suffered fatal injuries after their car flipped onto the side, leaving the highway.
Pam couldn’t stop staring at their faces and felt compelled to adopt: Xander, 4, Leo, 5, Aubriella, 7, Anthony, 8, Aleecia, 9, Ruby, 13, and 15-Year-Old Adelino.
Pam explained that they both felt “it was what God wanted us to do,” but on calling the number on the ad, the pair were informed that thousands of people had already applied. Fortunately, Pam and Gary two months later got matched with the kids who hadn’t only been left orphaned but had also lived in homeless encampments and struggled for food.
The kids weren’t just left orphaned but also lived in homeless encampments and struggled for food.
“I think they didn’t quite trust we were real. Like maybe we were going to go away. I think it’s so hard to trust when so much has been taken from your life. Ruby didn’t know how to be a kid. She had to be a mother figure at a very young age.” Pam added, revealing that the youngest children were easy to connect with.
Pam claims the youngest children were easy to connect with. The eldest ones found it difficult to trust as so much has been taken from their lives.
In the first months, Pam said the children struggled to sleep having moved into their home. However, the family enjoyed a joyous adoption ceremony in August 2020. Due to this unique act, the pair, on the other hand, now boasts of over 49K followers on Instagram from documenting their lives with the children.
Due to this unique act, the pair now boasts of over 49K followers on Instagram from documenting their lives with the children.
So far, Willis’s story has caught the eye of internet users, and following a lengthy post that recapped the first time Pam sighted the kids on Facebook, the pair have been inundated with positive comments. More recently, Pam shared a highlight real she titled: “Our life in 15 seconds,” where she showed her life with Garry from when they met, through welcoming five biological children and adding seven new members to the family.
Pam shared a lengthy post on Instagram that recapped the first time she sighted the kids on Facebook. (Read Below).