Beth Laitkep was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, when she was pregnant with her youngest – and sixth – child. She lost her battle this past May, but before that her mind eased knowing that her best friend, Stephanie, would adopt all six of her children: Will, 15, Selena, 14, Jaxson, 12, Dallas, 10, Lily, 5, and Ace, 2.
Stephanie Culley and her husband Donnie gained full custody earlier this week after a judge ruled that the adoptions could proceed. The Culleys, who live in Alton, Virginia, now have nine children – the new siblings join Cole, 10, Hayden, 6 and Calen, 2.
Read the amazing story here.