A couple that has been struggling to conceive has been blessed with five children in less than a year. The couple who hail from Tulsa, Oklahoma had recently adopted triplets and then unexpectedly became expectant with twins.
After many attempts to conceive, Andy and Sarah Justice decided to consult a specialist to inquire about IVF. They were desperate and hoped this would turn out to be their solution. The specialist informed them that as much as it was an option they could try, there were two things that they had to think about seriously: there was only a 10% chance of getting pregnant and it would be worth $60000.
They were not ready to spend that much on such a low probability. Heavily disappointed, they explored other options. They longed to be parents, they told Tulsa World, so they decided to adopt. After going through the rigorous process of adoption and having to endure an arduous wait, they were finally matched with an expectant mother. They were elated but they were in for even better and very surprising news.
When Sarah took the expectant lady for an ultrasound the doctor informed her that not one but three babies were on the way. Sarah and Andy were thrilled. It was better than they had imagined or planned. And it would save them having to through the tiring adoption process again. They always wanted more children, and now they had three.
They made careful plans to welcome the three babies into their home. They named their bundles of joy: Joel, Hannah, and Elizabeth. They were born prematurely but healthy about nine months ago. The babies were still receiving neonatal intensive care when the new parents got their second surprising news.
Sarah was pregnant. It was nothing short of a miracle. After all the attempts to conceive, giving up and choosing to adopt, she was now pregnant. It was so unexpected. Sarah and Andy knew they had to adjust their plans to prepare for another baby in a few months.
Sarah went for a sonogram two months later to check the gender of the new baby. It was from there that she called Andy with astounding news. ‘One is a boy,’ she said. ‘One?’ he exclaimed. Andy couldn’t believe it – this meant it was twins. He was always joking that they would probably have twins. He was stunned that it had actually happened.
The shock, he told Tulsa world, while laughing, would probably teach him to keep his mouth shut. Nevertheless, he said they were quite happy. They were a little panicked at the thought of soon having five babies in the house but they were thrilled all the same.
They adjusted their plans once more to receive two more babies in their home.
Their family had grown very quickly and in a way, neither of them could have dreamed up. The bouncing twins: Abigail and Andrew were born healthy and are almost two months old. Sarah said that they would never give up their triplets even if they had known they would have their own biological children.
The triplets are the ones who made them parents. Andy is sure that the twins came along because the adoption worked out well and relieved them of the stress and pressure that they had been under. He now sees it all as being connected.
Their house is now a beehive of activity and the new family needs and gets a lot of assistance from their tight-knit community. But they admit to not getting much sleep and not sitting down much either. Five babies in the house make for a busy home.
Their congregation at Eastland Baptist Church has been quite helpful and is keeping them well fed with delicious home cooked meals while close friend and family have set up a weekly rotation to assist Sarah with the babies during the hours Andy is at work. Diapers have been donated so far, which is lucky for the couple as the babies go through 300 diapers a week – about 40 to 50 a day The couple believes they are blessed and they are very grateful. From struggling to conceive to having five babies, they couldn’t have asked for more.
What a sweet story? They must be very happy with five babies. Please leave a comment for the family in the comment section.