From foster sons to family members
Sean and Laura Milligan, of Inver Grove Heights, adopted brothers, ages 3 and 4. Longtime foster parents, the Milligans said they couldn’t bear the idea of another transition for the boys, who had been in six foster homes by the time they arrived two years ago. Besides, they said, the boys had become part of their family, which already includes two biological children.
“They were a great fit with our kids and us,” said Sean. “We fell in love with them really fast, so it was kind of an easy decision. They grew on us and became part of us.”
The Milligans have been foster parents for 13 years. Their first foster child was a niece who lived with them for 11 years. In all, they have had 19 foster placements, and cared for children from all over the state, and as far away as South Carolina.