A gay couple from Itapetininga, 158 km from São Paulo, won in court the final custody of five brothers from Sumidouro, in Rio de Janeiro. Leandro and Miguel have been taking care of the children – three boys and two girls – for two years. The two adopted the brothers after waiting for 3 years in line.
The largest child is 10 years old and the smallest, 4. The brothers were in a shelter because their parents were unable to raise them and since they arrived at the new home they receive psychological assistance.
The children’s biological parents attended the hearing, but did not want to claim custody. From now on, the brothers will even sign the surname of the adoptive parents of Itapetininga.
Famous carnival of Itapetininga
Itapetininga hit the web after an interview by SBT by the citizen Ione Lao, during the city’s street carnival. Watch the video that went viral: