A Florida mother who adopted four children said she considers herself lucky to be a single parent to “sweet” and “loving” children.
“I would do this all over again if I could because the rewards and the benefits definitely outweigh anything,” Melissa Servetz told “Good Morning America.”
Servetz is mom to Jade, 8, Destiny, 6, Matthew, 4, and Emerson, 2, and says her four kids all “have a really bright future” ahead of them.
Servetz, a former teacher who’s also worked in social services for the last five years, said she’s always wanted to be a mom. “I was single and I was just [like], ‘Why not? Let’s do it. Let’s try to help kids who really don’t have a safe place to call home,’” she recalled.
“So I originally started volunteering at one of the children’s homes and that led to me inquiring about adopting and actually fostering first,” she explained.
Servetz became a foster mother in 2015, and she has since fostered 56 children, the majority of whom are babies and young children aged 5 and under. Her last four foster children would later become the four children she adopted.
The agency Servetz was working with confirmed the kids were able to be fostered and Servetz quickly agreed to care for them once she was able to.
Servetz, who fostered and later adopted children, said both experiences had their ups and downs, and that her children go to therapy on a regular basis for the trauma they experienced as children.
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