09/06/2011 04:13 pm ET | Updated Nov 06, 2011

LeVan Williams, Bachelor, Raising Five Adopted Siblings And Their Cousin

In early 2009, LeVan Williams was living the bachelor’s dream. He was a young, successful, pharmaceutical salesman, making a good salary and living in his posh Bronzeville condo. He holds several degrees, including biochemistry, technology and a master’s degree in business administration ­— he was even accepted to medical school.

Life was good, but he felt something was missing. He knew he wanted to help his community. Why not adopt a kid in need? That was Williams’ plan ­— to take in a young boy who needed positive leadership; someone he could mold and give a good life to, the way he had a good life. He got more than he bargained for — six children.

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