North Las Vegas police officer Nicholas Quintana was having lunch on Jan. 14 when he received a report of a homicide case. Even though enough officers were on duty, he felt a strong urge to respond to the call.
Nicholas rushed to the scene and learned that 40-year-old Emily Ezra had been arrested after allegedly shooting her ex-husband, Paul Ezra, while their 5 children were inside the house.
He couldn’t help but think about what would happen to the kids.
He went home and discussed fostering the kids with his wife, Amanda. She was reluctant at first, but a few days later, they scheduled a meeting with Child Protection Services.
"I look at the kids and I say, 'Hey, look, the reason why we're here is because I had a thought. I'd like to take every single one of you. I'd like to take you in our home. And the 16-year-old gasped for a sec and said, 'Really?' and I said, 'Yeah.' "
The Quintanas are now in the process of getting certified as foster parents and have also expressed interest in permanently adopting the kids