The Jencik household in Penfield, N.Y. has 14 children. Eleven have disabilities ranging from high-functioning autism, Down syndrome, to rare genetic disorders like Cornelia de Lange and Prader-Willi syndrome; ten are adopted. Brittany, the mother of the family, cares for every child round the clock with the support of her husband Barry. As a family, they adopt children who have run out of options or have a low chance of placement.
Brittany takes a sometime out of her afternoon to make phone calls before the rest of her children comes home. Wyatt (1) sleeps on the carpet. Nov. 17, 2017.
Brittany tickles her youngest adopted son. Wyatt (1) was born with Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a very rare genetic disorder causing a range of symptoms from developmental delays, microcephaly, hearing impairments, to a variety of vision abnormalities and heart defects. The most noticeable symptom of Wyatt's syndrome are his long eyelashes. Nov. 17, 2017.
Caulder (5) and Graham (3) bathe together in the kitchen sink. Nov. 19, 2017
Brittany injects medicine into Wyatt's stomach through his G-tube while signing "I love you" to her adopted daughter Everleigh (6). Nov. 18, 2017
Weston (7) giggles while watching a children's show on an iPad. On the right, Talia (12) plays with her personified brushes as Zachary (17) plays with Wyatt on the floor. Nov. 18, 2017
"Fu...fuc...I don't like that word." Caulder (5) stops himself from swearing while Brittany warns him, "I don't like that word either;" Caulder's adopted siblings Tennyson and Talia (far right) watch on. Caulder has overcome spastic quadriplegia CP, a debilitating form of cerebral palsy causing loss of use of the whole body. He is legally blind and has lung, behavioral and emotional issues. He is very smart for his age and according to Brittany, has a "mouth of a sailor." Nov. 17, 2017
Barry changes Graham's diaper during a family dinner. The kitchen island is the center for all happenings of the Jencik family, from dinner, to diapers changes and minor medical procedures. Nov. 18, 2017
Caulder after dozens of attempts to make Amazon's 'Alexa' play his favorite song, "Stinky Feet." Nov. 17, 2017
Sam (4) is fed a colored syrup via a syringe after his G-tube unplugged and was replaced. After replacement, colored liquid is ingested to confirm that the G-tube is properly connected. If a G-tube remains unplugged, the port can close within 30 minutes; the procedure to reopen the port requires a series of gauges and is extremely painful. Nov. 18, 2017
Tennyson (10) sleeps in her room. Her bare room is a safe haven away from the chaos of living with 13 other siblings. The lack of items that would be associated with a normal room is a necessity for Tennyson's safety. Nov. 17, 2017
Brittany lays on her living room floor with her adopted sons Weston (7) and Graham (3). Both are being fed formula via a pump connected to their G-tubes. Nov. 18, 2017
Brittany spends some time with her sons Zachary (17) and Ryder (15) around midnight after putting the rest of her children to bed. Nov. 18, 2017