WWE legend Kurt Angle has added an 8th member to his family -- adopting a 15-year-old boy from Bulgaria ... and the story behind it is AMAZING!!!
The kid's name is Joseph -- and Kurt says his wife was adamant about bringing an older child into the family after learning a pretty heartbreaking fact about adoption.
"My wife decided she wanted to adopt a child, but she did some research and found out that kids over 10 don't get adopted, period. So, she decided not to get a young one, but an older one to try to give him a chance."
Angle said the adoption process took about 18 months -- and they JUST brought Joseph home to the U.S. a few days ago.
One of the issues, Angle says Joseph didn't speak ANY English ... so they enrolled him in a class in Bulgaria to get him trained up for life in America.
"We had him take 6 months of English classes. It worked a little bit, but he still needs a bit more work," Angle said.
The good news ... Angle says his wife speaks some Bulgarian, which helps -- but Kurt doesn't speak a LICK of Joseph's native tongue, so they're both figuring it out together.
So far, Kurt says Joseph is loving America -- but he realizes the move is a huge adjustment for the kid.
"We're taking our time with him and making sure we cross our T's and dot our I's. He's a special kid."
The big question ... will Kurt -- who now has 6 children -- add a 7th to the mix? Ya gotta see what he says.