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‘God blessed me with 5 princesses’: Cathedral City family gives forever home to 5 adopted sisters

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A Cathedral City family just got a lot bigger and just in time for Thanksgiving – giving a group of sisters a new home. Jennifer, Mia, Quetzaly, Sofia and Karla, ages 3 to 9, were just adopted this month into the Avena-Rivera family.

“Because they’re sisters, we wanted them to be together,” said Sofia Rivera Vidal, the girls’ adoptive mother. “We were happy to decide yes and say, ‘Yes, we’re going to adopt all five.'”

Rivera Vidal said the girls were born in Palm Springs and until now, have been in Riverside County’s foster system, sometimes separated from each other.

“They’re happy to be together more than anything because they know that they are sisters and they were separated at some point,” she said.

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