A couple in Missouri received what they thought was a scam email about five orphans from Peru. It turns out the overseas plea was real and the Sterling family took action. The children’s parents died six years earlier of tuberculosis and the eldest brother decided he wanted to keep the siblings together, so he reached out for help.

That’s where Lauren and Scott Sterling stepped in, adopting the five children and bringing them to their new home last month.

They joined Megyn Kelly on America Live to share their story. The couple already had two girls of their own and knew that taking on five children would be a financial strain. With friends and family voicing concerns, Scott recalled

thinking, “I love my life, I’m comfortable where I am.”

Scott had a moment where he thought he couldn’t imagine telling God some day that these kids needed parents but he decided he was too comfortable with his life.