A New York state man has fostered over 30 children and adopted nearly a dozen.

But last Thursday, Oct. 17, was extra special. Lamont Thomas has made a big difference in the lives of five young siblings.

The single dad adopted all five children who are all under the age of 5.

He said he adopted all five because it was the only way he could ensure that all of them could stay together.

“I wanted to be the difference, make a difference by being a difference for these youth,” Thomas said, according to WGRZ.

Thomas said he has been trying to adopt the children for nearly three years. He will make sure the children have a great future and thrive together.