The custody of the babies was withdrawn from their parents by the Ontario government. The girls were then put under the guidance of Dr. Dafoe. Ontario housed them in Quintland, a 'theme park' located just across from the parents home. The sisters could be viwed by visitors through a one-way mirror. Approximately 6,000 people per day visited the park to observe them. The girls were also used to publicize commercial products such as corn syrup and Quaker Oats and starred in some Hollywood films:
In 1965, they published a book called 'We Were Five'.
Early in their lives a few movies were made about them and, in 1994, a CBS movie was also made.
In 1995, the surviving girls alleged sexual abuse from their father when they were children.
In 1998, the Ontario government gave the Dionnes a settlement of $4 million CDN.