Jennifer and Greg Gossard have adopted eight children from the same family. The forever home was finalized for five children via Skype Tuesday. The Gossards were in Utah and the proceedings were held in the a Hillsborough County courtroom. The five children, ages 4 to 14, will now be raised by the same adoptive parents as their three older siblings. The children’s biological mother, Jamie Hicks was arrested two years ago and charged with child abuse, she’s currently in the Hillsborough County Jail.
“This was really horrific abuse, the kids had run away they were not going to school, the parents were not feeding them there was a lot of bizarre punishment and physical abuse,” said Hillary Shaughnessy, senior director of operations with Eckerd Kids.
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