Kaley and Jeremy Carling of Farmington, UT had struggled to conceive for years; she has rheumatoid arthritis and lupus had to stop taking her medication while trying to get pregnant, to no avail. Finally, they decided to take break from trying for a baby naturally and instead looked into adoption.
“We had the room,” said Kaley. “It was either going to lead us to our family or worse-case scenario, we provide shelter and love and food and all those things for a child until we get our family.”
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On August 11, 2015, they received two phone calls that transformed their family. The first call came from the foster agency; it had two sisters who needed a home: Haven, 13 months old, and Indie, a newborn. Later that same day, they received a call from a woman pregnant with twins who was interested in having someone adopt them. The couple decided to meet the mom; they knew from experience that plans sometimes fall through, so they wanted to explore all their options.
This plan did not, and in January of 2016, the Carlings brought the twins--Weslie and Sunny--home, where they were still fostering Haven and Indie. Life was chaotic, but they learned to roll with it--and then, in a 24-hour span in October, their lives truly changed forever.
On October 19, the courts finalized the adoption of the twins--and the next day, the couple headed back to court to learn that the adoption of Haven and Indie was also going to go through, making the Carlings legal parents of four children under he age of 2.
“It feels great to have everything cemented. We just wanted to live so long just as a family without anything to change that," Kaley told TODAY. “Every once in a while, we look at each other and say ‘there are six of us,’” Carling said. “I went from being the last of my friends to have kids to being the one with the most of the kids.”
We can't imagine--but we wish this family so much love and happiness.
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