love story

On the left, family of seven take a photo together in a courtroom, on the right, adopted son kisses his mom on the cheek

‘Clay and Megan adopt even though they already have a lot of kids!’ I was 4 months pregnant with our sixth baby.’: Mom of 7 shares family journey through miscarriages, adoptions, ‘We all work as a team’

“We get all the questions: ‘Are you Mormon?’ ‘Are you Catholic?’ ‘Do you have a TV?’ ‘Are they all from one dad?’ ‘Are they all yours?’ My favorite is, ‘You know how that happens, right?’ To which I respond, ‘Sure do! And clearly I’m super good at it!'”

Couple on the left walk hand in hand down a nature path, on the right the same couple hold their newborn adopted son

‘We have a birth mom in labor. Might you be interested?’ It hadn’t been 2 days since the crippling news. ‘Could this be it?’: After two failed adoptions, couple adopt baby boy

“I logged onto Facebook to find a message from a woman I didn’t know, claiming the expectant mom had told her she’d be placing her baby with them. Within weeks, I received a dozen more emails from different families claiming the same thing. Our dream suddenly became a nightmare.”

‘I awoke to a 3 a.m. message. ‘Excuse me, who is this?’ I replied. ‘I’m the other woman in Rob’s life.’ Our contact set off a life-changing cascade of events.’: Couple fall in love after betrayed by same man, ‘You can find love in the craziest ways’

“We spent the first two hours drinking prosecco, telling tales of our overlapping relationships. The night moved on and we became closer, emotionally and physically. At this point my head was saying, ‘EMMA, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING. THIS IS ROB’S EX???’ But we couldn’t deny the chemistry and kissed, sparks flying everywhere.”

‘After miscarriage 3, all the doctor said was, ‘Have you tried Adipex to lose weight? I sell it at my spa.’: Woman delivers rainbow baby on cusp of giving up, raises infertility awareness

“I left his office that day and immediately made an appointment at a completely different office. In a sense, I’d given up. To my surprise, I got the faintest positive on a cheap 88¢ Walmart test. Our hopes were at rock bottom, but we needed to believe in this little miracle.”

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