Pregnancy is an exciting time in a couple’s lives. Some couples struggle to have their own children and decide to adopt, which is also a very thrilling time. For one couple in Pennsylvania, lightning struck twice!
After adopting children in 2017 to fulfill their dream of having a big family, Maxine and Jacob Young had 5 children. That is a number that most people would feel is a big family.
Maxine found out she was pregnant again, and this time it was quadruplets. It was a big surprise for the family to find out that 4 more children were on the way. That brings the total to 9 children in this big family.
Maxine explained, ‘This wasn’t like what we intended. We didn’t plan to have this large of a family. But it just seems like these babies are meant to be. I can’t imagine not having all four of them now at this point. It was quite a surprise.’
When Maxine and Jacob first intended to foster two children, it quickly became three. They wanted to keep the siblings together. Soon after, they were asked to pick up a baby sister, which caused them to go from zero to four kids in less than a month.
Six months after fostering their four children, Maxine became pregnant. This was terrific news because she and Jacob had suffered two miscarriages, which gave them five children. After their son’s birth, Maxine became pregnant again.
This time, Maxine and Jacob received the news that she was carrying quadruplets. They were overjoyed, and this was a dream come true for them! Maxine and Jacob now have 9 kids and one great big happy home.