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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.”

Woman battling unexplained infertility takes a photo with her faith-based infertility support group

‘Your average couple, we started trying to conceive. Here we are, three years later, with no children.’: Woman battling unexplained infertility thanks support group, ‘We aren’t meant to go through trials alone’

“All my friends getting pregnant, I started to feel the weight of bitterness set in. It was then I reached out to a support group. This is not a community women want to be a part of, but it is one that has each other’s back. It’s a sisterhood.”

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