Alicia Sanderson Edwards was portrayed by Kyle Richards, who joined the series in season 4.
Family and Adoption: Alicia is the younger sister of John Sanderson Jr. and the daughter of John and Ellen Sanderson. Following the tragic death of their parents in season 4, the two siblings were left orphaned. Charles Ingalls, a close friend of the family, took it upon himself to find the children a new home. Charles brought the Sanderson siblings to the Edwards family, a loving and caring family who lived in the town of Walnut Grove. Isaiah Edwards and his wife Grace embraced the opportunity to care for Alicia and John, adopting them into their family.
Alicia is a sweet, caring, and kind-hearted young girl. She is deeply attached to her older brother, John, and finds comfort and security in her new family. Alicia is portrayed as a hardworking and dedicated child who is eager to learn and contribute to her family’s well-being. She has a strong sense of empathy and is known for being gentle, understanding, and compassionate towards others.
Alicia forms a strong bond with her adoptive family, especially her adoptive father, Isaiah Edwards, who she affectionately calls “Mr. Edwards.” She develops a sisterly relationship with her adoptive mother, Grace. Alicia enjoys a close friendship with the Ingalls family, particularly Laura and Mary Ingalls, who become like sisters to her.
Alicia attends the Walnut Grove School, where she is an eager learner and a dedicated student. She is particularly interested in reading and writing, and she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Throughout the series, Alicia’s character demonstrates a strong sense of responsibility, often helping out with chores and assisting her adoptive family in their daily lives.
Alicia Sanderson Edwards remains a beloved character in the “Little House on the Prairie” series, providing a heartwarming example of the power of love, family, and resilience in the face of adversity. Her adoption story showcases the potential for new beginnings and the importance of a supportive and loving family.