Michigan family with 12 adopted children looking to bring home 2 more from Tanzania


ROSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Southeast Michigan couple who has already adopted more than a dozen children is looking to expand their family even more.

In the last 14 years, Ben and Kimberly Green have welcomed 14 children, some with special needs, into their Oakland County home.

"Ben and I originally adopted because of infertility reasons, and after the first two, we saw that there was a huge need. We just kept saying yes," Kimberly Green said.


Two of their children passed away in infancy, but their home now bustles with 12 children between the ages of 1 and 15 from Korea, Liberia, Michigan, Ohio, New York and California.

"It is usually a bit of a shock. People don't understand. The classic family is in the U.S. has two or three kids, and they hear 12," Ben Green said.

He works as a sales representative. His wife cares for the children.

"A lot of routine and schedule patience. They all work together as a team really good," Kimberly said.


The family is looking to adopt two 3-year-olds from Tanzania. Both have special needs.

"The little boy with down syndrome was abandoned on the Catholic Church steps," Kimberly Green said. "The other one has albinism. In Tanzania in particular they are killed for black magic."

The couple said they don't know when they'll stop adopting, but have a passion for sharing their love with children who are in need of a home.

"I would have never imagined. Just when Kim and I were going through the infertility stuff, and it was a pretty devastating time in our lives. You think you can't have kids. Never did I imagine that we would be in a situation like this," Ben Green said.

The family is looking for help to complete the adoption process with the twins: