It all began with Katie Mitchell and Bethany Anderson.
Katie and Bethany met during a trip the Salem institute made to Europe. They were on Hogsmeade, when Bethany bumped into Katie. That day they became friends, but were separated due to Katie only being there for a trip. Katie returned to Salem, and Bethany continued her years in Hogwarts as a Ravenclaw. It was on their sixth year that Katie had had enough. She hadn't forgotten of Bethany. She asked her parents to transfer her to Hogwarts, knowing fully well that was where Bethany studied. Or at least she hoped she still did. Her parents were those kind of parents that preferred success and money over family, so it was easy for Katie to get transferred to Hogwarts. When she arrived, she was sorted into Slytherin, which she didn't mind. The day she finally found Bethany, she ended up nothing but a shell. Why, exactly? She was lip-locked with her boyfriend. As soon as she saw Katie, though, she pushed him away and tried running after her, but her boyfriend didn't exactly take it kindly.
Having taken this the wrong way, Katie desperately tried to head back to Salem, just to be stopped by her parents. They were finally rid of Katie, and they didn't want her back. It didn't matter, though, because a week later or so, they died. Quite brutally, might I add. They were tortured, and later burned to death because of some old rivalry with a gang leader. Long story short, the guy was found, got condemned to jail for life along with his goonies, and Katie passed her sixth and most of her seventh year in Hogwarts all depressed.
By the time they graduated, Katie and Bethany had already talked and sorted things through. It came to light that Bethany's ex hurt her multiple times, and so he was expelled a week before their seventh year Christmas break. Years had passed of Katie and Bethany dating, when they finally got married. Instead of getting the help of science, they'd decided to adopt, and so the Mitchell-Anderson family grew. Many years and kids later, they finally decided to get the help of science and have a kid of their own. Nine months later, Sophia Mitchell-Anderson and Theodore Mitchell-Anderson were born.
A year after their birth, the married couple decided to continue adopting, their love of kids being too big. It wasn't a problem, though, considering they had the help of their eldest kids.
Colette Martel was born to Amelia Cote and Bernard Martel on May 12 2015, in Lyon, France. Amelia was American, and Bernard from France. Colette is an only child, so it was a bit lonely at home for her, so she made friends with the children who lived near her. Her parents were very busy with work, and they went on business trips all the time, so she hardly saw them. Her aunt and uncle lived next door to her, so they watched on her when her parents couldn't. She didn't mind, as she was close to her cousins.
She thought her life was great... until she was 6 years old.
One day, her parents had to leave on a business trip, as usual. They'd stay longer this time though, than they ever had. Colette missed them, but took her mind off of it at school, and playing with her cousins. Finally, 10 days later, she woke up excited. After school, she knew her parents were to arrive home! All day at school, she couldn't think about anything but her parents coming back. Finally, after school, her aunt picked her up, unhappy this time. When Colette came to her aunt and uncle's house, they told her the bad news: her parents died in a plane crash that day. Colette was broken. She was put later in the orphanage, because her aunt and uncle were not her legal guardians, and she couldn't live with them forever.
She spent months in the orphanage, crying and alone. Until three months after being put in the orphanage, Katie and Bethany came in to adopt, on their vacation to France. They saw Colette crying, and asked her what was wrong. Colette told them the whole story, and they felt very bad for her. To Colette's surprise, they adopted her! She became her happy, usual self. She also befriended her adoptive sister, Liliana. Everything was great again. She still misses her parents, but got over it for the most part.