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‘I tried to convince her to leave but she wouldn’t. My mom won $24,000 and gave us the money to do IVF’: Woman’s BINGO WIN finally gives her TWINS, ‘This changed our lives forever’

“I had an addiction to peeing on sticks. It’s a real thing. My husband made me pee on the test that says ‘pregnant’ or ‘not pregnant.’ HE didn’t believe the lines. Sure enough, our bingo babies were conceived! What came next was unexpected and scary. I had a postpartum hemorrhage after each baby was born and they could not get it under control. ‘Am I dying?,’ I remember asking my mom. I kept thinking, ‘How did I go through all this and not be able to see my babies grow up?’”

‘Can you pick him up right now?’ He was 2 months old with severe medical needs and no home. I had no idea what I was in for, but I was all in.’: Birth mother and foster mom ‘build lifelong friendship’

“The nurses warned me: ‘He’s not very interactive.’ He hadn’t smiled or cooed in the whole week he’d been there. ‘Hello, baby boy,’ I said. He immediately broke into a huge grin. Five days later, his mother pulled me into her arms. ‘I have been praying he would be safe and loved.’ This little boy brought us all together.”

‘Life with four children with albinism has been quite the adventure.’: Family adopts 4 albino children whose ‘unique, rare’ condition makes ‘our hearts full’

“We stick out in a crowd and draw attention anywhere we go. There are occasions when the pointing, stares, and whispered comments are invasive and annoying. People reach out and touch our children’s hair without asking. We’ve even had to step in and stop strangers from taking selfies with our kids!”

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