FIVE LIVES, FIVE STORIES, ONE FATHER MAKING THEM FAMILY

Gerard Kids

<p>Erick, Amber, Tara, Jade and Tim, all brothers and sisters, just met last night for the very first time.</p><p>They share the same father, all have different mothers and now they’ve found each other.</p>

Five people with five different stories, now know they are five siblings.

<p>“It all started when I found out my real dad was a different person than I thought he was,” Erick Anderson said. “Once and found him, I realized he had a daughter. Because of that connection, I did a little digging and found this lady sitting next to me. Amber.”</p><div></div><p>After communication with his half sister amber since April of 2018, Erick Alexander learned from their biological father that he may have more siblings. Back to his research he went, finding three others who have the same father as he and Amber.</p><div></div><p>“when I found a sibling,  that’s what made it all completely worth it. It became well worth it when I found out there were more. A lot more.”</p><div></div><p>Now, here is Tuscaloosa County, for two days these five siblings are under the same roof for the first time. And they say being together feels like home.</p><div></div><p>“When I first found out, it was pretty shocking,” Amber Rylee said. “It was pretty emotional and I was feeling all the feeling you can feel you know. You could go sad with it , but there is no reason to. You can see a major thing happening with us all. The connections. It is like we love each other and we don’t even know each other. I love it! I am just so thankful for the relationships we are building.”</p><div></div><p>“It is also kind of sad in away,” Alexander said. “We are all realizing we missed out on a lot of stuff. It is pretty neat though. We are not really sitting around sharing sad sappy stories as much as we are just catching up.”</p><p>When asked if they will continue to grow their relationships, the sibling said, “Yes!”</p><div></div><p>“Definitely,” Rylee excalimes. “We have tons of catching up to do. We have already talked about fun little pictures we could take like when we were kids or just going out. Anything that we can do to get to know each other better and have a good time. We can’t stop laughing. We have inside jokes already. It is just great to be together.”</p><div></div><p>“No doubt,” Alexander chimed in. “I have a feeling we will be talking to each other forever. I think the whole point was just to who is interest in sticking. And apparently it is all five of us. That is why we were all willing to drive from North Carolina down to Alabama and from Oklahoma and Waco Texas to Alabama. This was kind of the middle ground. It was worth it. God did not make us to live in guilt. He made us to take what comes and move on. And what do you do with it? Here is what we are doing with it,” Alexander said.</p><div></div><p>Erick also discovered a sixth sibling whose name is Rhett. He is 21 years old and lives in Texas.</p>

We certainly wish all them the best and thank them for sharing their incredible story with us and all of you.

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