Couple Adopts Four Siblings From Foster Care Only To Discover They’re Expecting Quadruplets

Dec 05, 2021 by apost team

Have you ever had a dear wish for something you wanted for a long time come true? Well, a couple from Pennsylvania got their heart's wish after a very long wait — albeit not exactly as they had expected.

A couple in Pennsylvania had one wish: to have many children together. This is a wish many couples in love share; however, for some, it is connected to great hardship and struggles. Not all couples have an easy time conceiving children, in fact, more people than you would think take years of trying until their little bundles of joy finally arrive. The same was true for this pair of lovers. They started with adoption in 2017 in order to fulfill their wish for a family. But they also knew that they wanted biological children somewhere down the line and had a wish for a big family with many children to love and cherish. What they did not anticipate was getting quadruplets.

Maxine Young, married to her husband Jacob, already had a big family. As the Youngs had always wanted a big family, they had already adopted four wonderful children and welcomed one biological child into the world before Maxine got pregnant once again. Maxine's pregnancy was a surprise for the family, however, as it would increase the size of the family massively within a short period. They have Henry, their 23-month-old biological son, 3-year-old Elliott, 4-year old Connor, 5-year-old Parker, and 8-year-old Aiden — and the family would get four new members in July of 2020 to make it nine children altogether!

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It was quite a surprise for Maxine and her husband to discover she was pregnant again, People reports. What shocked them even more was that she was carrying quadruplets. Not even in her wildest dream had she thought she would have quadruplets, Maxine explained: "This wasn't like what we intended. We didn't plan to have this large of a family. But it just seems like these babies are meant to be. I can't imagine not having all four of them now at this point... It was quite a surprise."

Despite the earlier shock, Maxine was full of joy when she delivered her adorable babies. She was elated and could not hide her joy and excitement, sharing the good news on Instagram. After a 32-week pregnancy, she delivered on July 31st, 2020. The four little babies had to spend some time in the Neonatal ICU for close monitoring. They were, however, in stable condition.

Although Maxine and Jacob wanted a big family, they were not ready to suddenly have nine children under their care, they told People. The quadruplets were their biggest surprise, and the job of parenting nine kids would be quite overwhelming. However, the couple took it in stride.

Growing up, Maxine always knew what she wanted when it came to children, as People reports. She already knew she would love to adopt children. She even researched about foster care and the children in need of good homes:

"When I was little, I always wanted to foster and adopt. As I got older, I learned about foster care and the fact that so many kids need homes. When I met Jake, we discussed it and after we got married, that's when we talked about it [seriously]."

Earlier Pregnancy Struggles

Sharing your passion with your partner fosters great understanding. It allows them to support you freely. When Jacob and Maxine first met, she shared her desire to adopt and foster kids. He was supportive and joined her for foster care classes, from which they earned their approval in 2017.

Initially, Maxine and Jacob intended to take two children under their care. However, they were requested to foster three other kids, and Maxine and Jacob agreed to take all the three into their care. Shortly afterward, they received startling news, People reports

"And then not even a month later, we got a call for their baby sister. She was in the NICU. So we picked her up... and went from zero to four in less than a month. It was great [and] definitely chaotic."

They made applications for adoption months later when the biological parents of the children started skipping scheduled visits.

Six months after they had started fostering their four children, they received the wonderful news that Maxine was pregnant. This was extremely happy news to the couple who had suffered two miscarriages already and had been using IVF treatments to conceive. The couple had chosen this way as they believed Maxine could not conceive naturally due to suffering from PCOS. The arrival of their baby boy raised their number of children to five. Shortly after their baby boy's birth, the couple received shocking news: Maxine had gotten pregnant again - naturally. Something they had believed to be impossible. To top it off, it turned out she had naturally conceived quadruplets inside of her!

The couple’s story is such a heart-warming one. Despite their earlier struggles, the couple got a miracle that changed their family from zero to nine children in just three years. It is such an inspiring story that needs to spread to encourage and inspire other people across the world. And after you've passed this incredible story on, let us know what you think!

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