*A North Carolina couple who appeared on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in 2012 with their five foster children are now being accused of kicking the kids out of their home after the cameras stopped rolling.
“[They] threw us all out,” said Chris Friday, referring to his foster parents Devonda and James Friday.
Chris and Kamaya Friday, who are now adults, told WSOC Charlotte, “I know it was all about the money. From the first day, it was all about the money.”
James and Devonda wrote to the show back in 2011, explaining how they “desperately” needed a home makeover for their 7 children, including 5 foster kids.
The Fridays presented themselves as evangelists who operated a nonprofit organization called House of Hope. The show awarded them a 3,900-square-foot home so the five foster children, who are biological siblings, will no longer have to share bedrooms. They were also given a storefront lease for House of Hope.
Now two of their foster children, who took on the couples’ last name, are speaking out against the Fridays for kicking all five of them out of the home within a year after appearing on the show.
“My brother and sisters were 5-years-old. How can they get that much trouble where they have to kick them out?” Chris said. “I felt like they were my mom and dad. I loved them like they were my real parents” he added. “What they did to us was just wrong. [They] threw us all out.”
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