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Couple adopts three sisters out of Foster Care system

The Newmans adopted three sisters through foster care system (Photo: Lauren Newman).

HUDDLESTON, Va. (WSET) -- There are 5,000 children in foster care here in Virginia wishing for a forever home.

One Huddleston couple made three little girl’s, currently living in the system, dreams come true.

This year Ellie, Miranda, and Sadie got a forever home and Lauren Newman became the mother she always wanted to be

"So we started Foster Care two-and-a-half years ago," Newman said. "We got Sadie here first, she was four-months-old, when the case went to adoption, her two older sisters needed an adoptive home as well."

Now the Newman's house is home for all three sisters.

"I tell them all the time it's like they've been with me from the beginning," Newman said. "This is the right place for me to be."

In a matter of a year, they’ve suddenly become a family of five.

Newman just left her job as a nurse to home-school her girls.

But according to the girls, she's more than a mother or teacher, she's their hero.

"They've just been there for us. They basically saved us," Ellie explained. "If they didn't adopt us, then we would keep on going to different houses probably."

"Literally these kids did not ask for this life so if we can give them a better life we are going to do it," Newman said.

Adopting three little girls isn't something the Newmans feel is heroic.

"It's just something that I feel like God wanted us to do," Newman said.

If there is a hero you'd like us to showcase, send us the nomination via email at heroes@wset.com or submit your nomination online.

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