Couple Yearns For Babies, But Soon Learns To Be Careful What You Wish For…

As most people would agree, having children is one of the greatest miracles of life! However, not everyone is blessed with the ability to start a family naturally. Some parents have a number of hurdles they have to overcome before they can finally have a little one of their own. Often these hurdles will involve things like trying and failing alternative methods, such as IVF, looking for a potential surrogate mother, or even adopting a child.

One couple in particular had tried every method under the sun in order to bring a child of their own into the world, but it just wasn’t happening for them! Sarah and Andy Justice were devout Christians and soon came to pray for a child every single day. But would they come to regret this? When the couple, who pined for a baby so badly, ended up at an ultrasound scan, they thought their dream of extending their family was finally about to become a reality. However, they would receive some shocking news – would it be enough to make them question how badly they actually wanted a child?

1. The Justice Family

Sarah and Andy Justice are an incredibly inspirational couple who simply wouldn’t take no for an answer. When they were told that the odds of having kids weren’t in their favor, they knew they’d have to fight for their desire to start a family…

NEXT: Find out why Sarah and Andy are the epitome of a loving relationship…

Sarah and Andy Justice are from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and have been married for over three years, and with each new year, the love they have for each other only increases…

2. Sarah And Andy’s Love

Sarah and Andy love each other a great deal – they’re soul mates! Both of them are very attached to their Christian beliefs, and they felt God had put them in each others’ lives for a reason. Now that they were over three years into their marriage, they started trying to have children, but for some reason Sarah just wasn’t falling pregnant. So, they decided to do something about it…

NEXT: Sarah and Andy pay a visit to a fertility specialist…

The couple went to see a fertility specialist, and told him about all the difficulties they had conceiving. They were hoping there’d be an easy way out, unfortunately that wasn’t the case…

3. IVF Is Too Expensive

The specialist told the couple that it was quite likely that the only way they’d be able to conceive a child was through IVF treatments. He explained to them a little about the process, and it began to sink in just how difficult it would be. Plus, it could even cost as much as $60,000 depending on how many treatments they’d need. And there was still only a 10% chance of falling pregnant after the treatments! They decided IVF wasn’t for them; they’d have to find another way of starting a family. Little did they know just how difficult that would be…

NEXT: What did the couple decide was the best way to have a family of their own?

Sarah and Andy had no idea what to do! They desperately wanted to have kids, but that seemed to be increasingly unlikely. Being the devout Christians that they are, they prayed, prayed, prayed that they would eventually fall pregnant…

4. Making The Decision To Adopt

Unfortunately, it seemed that God wasn’t answering their prayers! They took it as a sign from God that perhaps they weren’t supposed to be parents of biological children. So, what did they turn to next? Adoption, of course! The more they thought about it, the more excited they became by the prospect of adoption. Conceiving biological children hadn’t worked, but they couldn’t go wrong with adoption, or so they thought…

NEXT: What hurdles did the couple face while looking for a child to adopt?

Unfortunately, the process isn’t as easy as simply signing up to be a parent to any available parent-less kid. In fact, it proved just as difficult as trying for a biological child…

5. Difficulties With Adoption

Of course when you opt for adoption, you could potentially be faced with issues that perhaps other families don’t face. For instance, deciding when is the best time to tell your kids that they were born to a different mom, and there’s the possibility that your kids might eventually want to have a relationship with their birth parents which could potentially be quite painful. However, in spite of the potential issues, Sarah and Andy were still determined to adopt a child…

NEXT: How did Sarah and Andy make progress in their journey to adoption?

Sarah and Andy were prepared for any hurdles they might face during the adoption process. They wanted kids so badly, and nothing was going to stop them now…

6. Interviews With Some Birth Mothers

The couple were ecstatic when they heard they had moved a step further in the process of adoption. They had now started doing interviews with some of the birth mothers; birth mothers who’d potentially end up giving birth to their children! They felt a special connection with one of the mothers, in particular, and had high hopes that she would agree for them to be the adoptive parents…

NEXT: Sarah and Andy find out some exciting news – they’ll finally be getting a kid…

So what was the “great news” that Sarah and Andy received after the interviews with potential birth mothers? Well, one of the mothers wanted them to be her offspring’s adoptive parents!

7. A Birth Mother Chooses Sarah And Andy, But…

Sarah and Andy were besides themselves with joy – they would finally be getting the bundle of joy they’d so desperately wanted. Unfortunately, before any papers were signed, the birth mother changed her mind!

NEXT: They get another offer from a pregnant woman, will they now finally get a kid of their own?

Sarah and Andy were absolutely distraught that the woman they thought was pregnant with their future child had decided against allowing them to adopt her kid…

8. Another Birth Mother Chooses Sarah And Andy, But…

They were then contacted by another birth mother who told them she wanted them to be the parents of her unborn child. However, she too changed her mind, and the couple felt they were left with no options… “It was very hard to get our hopes up like that and then be disappointed and have to start all over,” Sarah said in an interview.

NEXT: Sarah and Andy have no idea how to react when they find out this…

Sarah and Andy didn’t know what to do next. They had tried conceiving children biologically. IVF was too expensive. And now it didn’t seem likely that they were going to be able to adopt any time soon. However, they were wrong…

9. Yet Another Birth Mother Chooses Sarah And Andy

Fortunately, another birth mother got in touch with the couple to tell them she wanted them to adopt her unborn baby. Unsurprisingly, the couple didn’t get their hopes up. That is, until they were invited to the very first ultrasound appointment…

NEXT: What happened at the ultrasound appointment that concerned the couple?

Sarah and Andy met up with the birth mother again, and did indeed attend the ultrasound appointment with her.

10. The Ultrasound Appointment

At first, everything seemed to be going as they should be – the doctor did his thing, and for all they knew, what they saw from the ultrasound scan seemed normal. However, soon enough it became clear that there was something off about the ultrasound. The doctor had something he needed to tell the expectant parents, and Sarah and Andy weren’t sure what to expect…

NEXT: What was up with that ultrasound?!

The doctor didn’t have any bad news to tell the expectant parents! What he told them next had them believing that the pregnancy was a complete miracle…

11. They Were Getting Triplets!

The couple would be welcoming not one baby into their home, but three… The birth mother was pregnant with triplets!

NEXT: Sarah and Andy weren’t feeling entirely positive…

The thing is, the journey Sarah and Andy went on in order to start a family had been plagued by so many upsetting obstacles that they weren’t entirely hopeful that everything would go smoothly with the pregnancy…

12. They Were Still Worried

They were especially worried about any risks to the pregnancy because the birth mother was pregnant with three babies rather than one. When three babies are cramped into one womb there are triple as many risks…

NEXT: The birth mother goes into labor, but will all three of the babies survive?

Luckily, the third birth mother to accept Sarah and Andy as adoptive parents didn’t end up changing her mind as the previous two had done. And some months later, she went into labor…

13. The Delivery Of The Triplets

After what seemed like a long, arduous labor, two girls and a boy were born! Sarah and Andy named them Hannah, Elizabeth and Joel. However, they were eight weeks premature, so their futures were uncertain. They were extremely vulnerable and needed all the help they could get…

NEXT: What happened next at the hospital?

The doctor told the couple that their three new babies would have to be kept at the hospital, under intensive care…

14. Intensive Care

They only weighed about three lbs each which is dangerously low. Sarah and Andy were naturally very worried that one, two or all of their newborns might not make it! They were told that the babies just needed to build up their strength, but after all that had happened, the couple were convinced it wouldn’t be that simple. Eventually, the babies were strong enough for the couple to take home, however, a week after their birth something shocking happened…

NEXT: Why did Sarah start feeling very unwell, and could she get a diagnosis?

Sarah had been feeling unwell soon after the birth of the triplets. But that didn’t make sense – she hadn’t been pregnant herself; she hadn’t gone through any hormonal changes…

15. Sarah Is Finally Pregnant… With Twins!

When Sarah’s symptoms continued, she decided she had to go and see a doctor. When she was there, she received some news she really wasn’t expecting – she was pregnant with twins! “I was shocked and a bit overwhelmed,” Sarah told Today. “But we were really excited because it was something we’ve been dreaming of and longing for years.” Some months later, that very dream finally became a reality when Sarah gave birth to a pair of healthy twins…

NEXT: How did their new family change everything in the couple’s lives?

Both Sarah and Andy were still very much in disbelief! They had tried desperately to have kids, and now they had a whole bunch of them at once…

16. They Were Now A Family Of Seven

Sarah and Andy had gone from having no children to having five in a year! And this meant that the triplets were less than a year older than their younger two siblings. “My husband says all we do is babies” Sarah explained on Today. “Everything else in life has pretty much stopped.”

NEXT: Who offered to help the family, now that they had five little ones?

A year ago, Sarah and Andy weren’t sure if they’d even be able to have one child, let alone five of them all at once!

17. Help From The Community

They go through 300 diapers and 84 bottles in a week, and now that they had so many little ones to care for, they needed as much help as they could get. That’s when the local community chipped in. Local churchgoers helped out by sending the family extra food, and other useful necessities. “We don’t sleep much, obviously,” Andy admitted. “We don’t sit down much either.”

NEXT: The struggle of having twins and triplets…

Having both twins and triplets within one family can be tricky! Not only is it way more work, but even something as seemingly basic as telling them all apart can be a bit of an issue…

18. Telling All The Kids Apart

The couple have their own little ways of telling their kids apart. For instance, Hannah and Elizabeth are given different colored toenail polish!

NEXT: What do the couple need now?

The family may have extra food supplies being sent to the house by kind churchgoers, however, it’s still a bit of a financial struggle raising five kids…

19. They Need A New Vehicle

The main thing they’re looking into buying at the moment is a new vehicle! Now that they’re a family of seven, they’ll be needing a pretty big one! “I had no idea just how difficult it would be to go anywhere,” Andy admitted.

NEXT: The Justices welcome an eighth member to the family…

The couple felt that they owed their entire gratitude about the fact that they now had five kids, after struggling to even have one, to God. “God has a great sense of humor,” Andy joked. He had listened to their prayers, after all…

20. Miracle Babies

After trying and trying for babies, there seemed to be no hope for Sarah and Andy. How wrong they were! “It’s not to say it’s not a lot of work and we’re not tired a lot, but it’s great.” Sarah said on Today. “We just really love having these children,” In fact, they loved having kids so much that they even went on to have a sixth child, a baby boy!

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