Living in Foster and adoptive homes is the hardest thing for any child.
Aubren and her partner Zach, 29, brought three brothers to their home in 2017.
Aubren, works in child welfare, and he always wanted to unite the boys with their two other siblings.
The couple from Springfield, Missouri, now became parents of five foster children who are trying to live a normal life and recover from childhood trauma.
Aubren, tries to make them comfortable every day. The siblings adjusting to their new lives. Aubren, saw one of them, a nine-year-old, eating ramen noodles, she was heartbroken.
One day, Aubren saw the oldest brother eating a raw block of ramen, with the flavoring powdered on top. Aubren wanted to stop him eating it but he told her that he’s been eating it like this since his childhood.
He told his foster mom that he didn’t know how to boil water, so he and his siblings have been eating it like this.
Aubren felt so heartbroken after listening him.
Aubren shared the story on her Facebook and it has been shared more than 183,000 times. Aubren tells Metro.co.uk that this story, where he would break a packet of ramen to share with his siblings, is not his worst memory.
‘This is the lesser of the pain I’ve heard him talk about,’ she explains. ‘If this little piece of his story can get that much attention, the rest would bring people to their knees.’
Taking care of five children is not easy for two millennials, but Aubren and Zach, who work in law enforcement, handle it very well.
‘Managing five kids and working full time in child welfare is extremely difficult, but we have gotten into a groove and help each other out.
‘The kids feel so naturally ours, it is just an adjustment at first.’
It’s important to help the children who are going into foster care.
‘We can help adults cope and manage so that they don’t continue the trauma cycle with their children.
‘Our work is never done; we should spend more time listening instead of judging, or turning a blind eye.’
‘Every child in our home is either elevated needs due to behaviors, or medical needs. So that makes it a new day every day. We are never bored!’
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