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Fla. woman adopts boys in time for Christmas
A 15-year old Florida boy became a YouTube sensation earlier this year when he stood in church and pleaded for parents to adopt him. Thousands of American children are just like him, in need of a family.
And this morning Special Correspondent Sheila Gray has the inspiring story of a woman who saved three of them by giving them a forever family just in time for Christmas.
"You get to put him up."
It's been an extra special Christmas this year for Charlotte Moore and her three sons.
"This is making me feel a little younger. I'm raising kids again."
The 61-year old mother of five grown daughters adopted Qwaylin, J'siah, and Jason in November.
"Joy and I mean a lot of it! This little guy will keep you laughing."
Jason came to this home as Charlotte's foster son when he was just a few days old.
"I was going to take him home for a couple of days, and he's been here two years now."
She's the only mother he's ever known. Big brothers Quaylin and J'siah moved in a few months later.
"I asked them, would it be alright for me to be their mom, and they said yes."
"I went to my pastor, and he said Charlotte, if you feel that in your heart, then go for it."
The adopt america network says right now in the U.S. 130,000 children are in foster care waiting for their forever families.
What it means is that children have love, that they have someone to call mommy, have someone to hold them, to be there when they're sick.
That's just the kind of mom Charlotte's daughter Christina remembers.
Kinda sorta they can't do no wrong. And we were always in trouble - laughs - but they got a good mom. They got a really good mom.
"We hug each other good morning, how are you?"
Happy to have a full house again. You can see that Charlotte is proud of her boys.
"I believe they're gonna be good and intelligent kids because they make good grades."
And this Christmas season - there's just one lesson she hopes they learn.
"It's not about these gifts. It's about love and trying to do the right thing."
"Yay! Is that pretty?"
"You know, I didn't think I would be this happy, but I am, and they are too."