Family of 19 kids throws Thanksgiving feast full of love
10:44 AM, Nov 24, 2017
BROOKFIELD - Thanksgiving has nothing on a Brookfield family that already has 19 children.
Lori and Dan O'Brien have adopted most of their kids, many with special needs that are stuck in foster care. But that does not stop them from welcoming even more people into their home for a holiday meal.
"I was in a group home before that and before that I got kicked out of school, so I had to go to the group home," Isaiah said.
The O'Briens took him and his brothers, giving them a forever home. They have done that over and over again for a lot of foster chidlren. So it is no surprise that when you ask the O'Brien kids what they are thankful for they usually answer "Mom and Dad."
"Without them I wouldn't have a family," said Malachi O'Brien.
"They did so much for me. They adopted me," said son Elijah O'Brien.