Smile! The five Sanders children became the 11 Sanders children in an adoption ceremony April 27, 2017.

Family who adopted six siblings settling into groove on hectic school mornings

Family now has 11 kids

FOREST PARK, Ohio -- Remember the family from Forest Park who adopted six siblings who didn't want to be separated?

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It's been two weeks since the Sanders family's adoption was finalized and the family of seven grew to a family of 13. Since then, they've been quite busy.

"There has not been a calm day since that day," Christina Sanders said.

Christina and Christopher Sanders are working to refine the process of getting 10 kids up and out the door for school in the morning.

"The older boys get up first," Christina said. "Then, they're supposed to wake up the rest of the children."

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By 7:30 a.m., Caleb, Christian, Coby, Caden and Cameron are out the door and on the school bus. At 7:45, it's time for the twin 2-year-olds to load into their car seats for daycare; Caylee hitches a ride with them to her school. Then, at 7:55, Chloe, Caitlin, Chaz and Carson head for the bus. Last, a van comes to pick up the last child, who has special needs.

The last time we updated you on the Sanders family, they were in search of a new van that fits everyone -- that means a 15-passenger van (the next smallest is a 12-seater). A family member set up a GoFundMe account for the cost of a new van. As of Friday morning, the amount has nearly doubled the $35,000 goal.

"My biological children, they are so accepting. And I love it," Christina said. "They share their parents and they're OK with that."

So, what does a mother of 11 want for Mother's Day?

"I just want to stay in my pajamas. All day," Christina said.

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