Baldwin family welcomes 5 new additions

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BALDWIN -

The Bryant family of Baldwin is ringing in the New Year in a big way.

Parents Aleisha and Anthony Bryant adopted five children, all siblings.

They are now a family of 10.

The Bryants had three biological children of their own and planned on adopting one child. But when they found out the children were separated in foster care, they wanted make sure they stayed together.

Before they were adopted, the eldest child, Elizabeth, who is now in college studying criminal justice, was charged with taking care of her little brothers. Their biological father was deported and biological mom fell into a deep depression. She was unable to care for them.

The Bryants fostered all five siblings for two years before the children were officially adopted.

For an added bit of joy, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Homegoods selected the family for its "Gift My Gathering" program. The family's home was decorated for a big celebration.

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