Kevin and Ali Patterson are clearly amazing parents — creating a home for Ethiopian adoptees abused by their former parents.

It is obvious that their children love them as much as they love their children. Adopting children from a disrupted, abusive family was difficult for all. But having other children in the home to support and love them seemed to make all the difference.

Now named Robert and Didi, the children came from Ethiopia to live with their adoptive parents, Douglas and Kristen Barbour in 2012. Only six months later, their parents were arrested and they were placed in foster care. After a year-and-a-half, the Pattersons formally adopted the darling children.

Developing trust took some time, but time and patience paid off. Each family member is devoted to each other and protective of each other.