Think seven children sounds like a lot? Try adding eight more.

That's what a southern Ohio couple did this week after adopting eight siblings who had been separated after they were placed into foster care.

A Hancock County judge in Findlay finalized the adoption Monday.

The names of the adoptive parents and the eight children weren't made public because adoptions in Ohio are private matters.

The eight children have been living with the adoptive parents for about six months as part of a trial run.

They had been removed from biological parents two years ago after authorities found they were living in unsafe conditions.

Hancock County Judge Allan Davis has overseen hundreds of adoptions, but says he's never had a case like this.

He's just glad the children could all be kept together.