LOS ANGELES (KABC) --The "American Dream" is coming true for one local family.
Signal Hill parents Ann and Tariq Ali adopted five young children from South Korea.
On Thursday, they became U.S. citizens and were presented with their certificates.
The five kids range in age from 8 to 11 and some of them have special needs. But Ann and Tariq say they knew what they were getting into.
"We chose special needs. We sought them out due to not a lot of people wanting children with needs. We did," Ann Ali said.
She knew her adopted children would benefit from the health care and education in the U.S.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services facilitates about 5,600 international adoptions a year.
"It's great. One of the kids I was talking to earlier, he's ready to become a U.S. senator," said Nancy Alby with USCIS.
Ann and Tariq Ali say they're blessed to be able to provide a loving home for their five kids.