Autumn Scudder and her husband Matthew are currently raising three teenage daughters. I'll go ahead and give you guys a minute to let that sink in. Because I have just one teenage girl at home and it's sometimes enough to put me over the edge, so I can't even begin imagine what it would be like to juggle the demands of three.
But while the Scudders may have already had their hands full, they still wanted more kids! Health reasons prevented them from doing so biologically, but when they heard about two siblings in foster care who were looking for a family last December, they decided to take them in.
What an amazingly generous pair!
"I had always wished we had been able to have a son, too," Autumn explained to BuzzFeed. "So when we found out Veronica and her new brother needed a home, there was no hesitation in our emphatic yes."
Last week, almost a full year later, Autumn and Matthew finally completed the adoption process and officially welcomed Veronica and Preston into their family. The proud mama even took pics of the kids holding signs that showed how long they had been in foster care—which her daughter Kylie then shared on Twitter.
"Today, we officially adopted my little brother and sister," Kylie tweeted. "Im so emotional right now!!! Welcome to the family, veronica & preston."
So sweet! And in fact, the pics—which Kylie shared on Election Day—quickly went viral.
"Overwhelmed by the response to our happy story," Autumn revealed in a recent Facebook update. "It makes my heart happy that in these uncertain times, my babies are making people smile."
Outnumbered with kids, but overcome with love.
And then, of course, there's this: "OMG I JUST REALIZED THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR EVER THAT I GET TO DO ELF ON A SHELF!!!!!" Autumn excitedly announced in a follow-up post. "WHERE DO I BUY ONE?? HOW DOES IT WORK?! It didn't exist when my older kids were smaller so I never had a chance to do it! Now that Ronni and PJ are with us, ITS ABOUT TO GO DOWN!!!!"
We don't doubt this determined mama for a minute!