In 2000 Lamont Thomas was a single father of 8 year old twins when he made the decision to become a foster parent as well.. “In the beginning, I was helping out some friends. They had lost their child to the system. I went on and got certified and became a foster parent. I haven’t stopped since." He has gone on to foster 30 kids!
He stopped taking on new kids to foster and focused on the ones he already had. As they grew up and out of the system he tried to retire. But one of the kids he had taken in back in 2000 had fathered 5 kids and was no longer able to provide for them of. The 5 siblings had been separated for over a year-and-a-half and had been in four different homes in four cities before. This was in 2018 and Lamont came out of retirement and petitioned the courts to have the siblings reunited.
He fell in love with them. He had already adopted 5 kids who were still living with him but he couldn't stand the idea of them being separated again. So today ,Zendaya, five, Jamel, four, Nakia, three, Major, two, and Michaela, one, have officially become his children and he’s a father of 12.
“I wanted to be the difference, I wanted to make a difference by being a difference for these youth,” Thomas explains. “They deserve to be raised as siblings, and that was my fight.”