In the past 12 years, Brenda and Curt Heuer have fostered a total of 52 children.
Brenda’s parents did foster care the entire time she was growing up, and the woman from Prescott, Arizona, wanted to continue the tradition. The couple made a pact when they first started: they would treat the foster kids like their own biological children.
Every vacation, every camping trip, the kids would come along.
Over the past decade or so, the Heuers have had a different mix of children — ages, genders, ethnicities — but they always looked to house siblings so the kids wouldn’t have to split up.
“We always tried to cater to the larger sibling group of children to keep them together,” Brenda told CBS News.
Two years ago, the Heuers took in a family of five, four girls and a boy.
As time passed, the Heuers were starting to realize that the kids had nowhere else to …