Sometimes life doesn't work our how we plan. It can be rough, painful and full of waiting. But life always turns out BETTER than we plan. It may not workout how we think, but it will be wonderful and full of surprises.
Meet Jeremy and Kaley Carling, the Utah couple who adopted not once, not twice but FOUR times over.
In just 24 hours Kaley Carling's lives completely changed. She became "MOM" to 4 beautiful daughters ages 9 months to 2-years-old, though she had been functioning in the roll for several months.
In a recent article with Parents.com, Kaley said, "We had tried to conceive for a couple of years, however due to my lupus and RA, that road was proving to be extremely hard on my body. My husband and I decided to take a break from 'trying,' and to focus more on foster and/or adoption, something that had been a dream of mine since I was a teenager."
After two failed adoptions, the couple was devastated.
Until one day in August that would change their lives forever. They meet two foster girls Haven and Indie who's mom was in prison and they needed a home. Then they got a call from a birth mom who was pregnant with TWINS girls... 0-4 in a matter of hours.
The twins where born in January, and the Carlings were there to meet their daughters. But an tense time followed during which one of the twins, Sunny, was in the NICU in Phoenix.
"It was extremely difficult to be in another state, missing Haven and Indie, with one newborn with us, and one in the NICU," Carling told Parents.com, "We couldn't take Wes to the NICU to see Sunny, so my husband and I spent the majority of our three to four weeks in Arizona apart, one with Wes, the other with Sunny, then switch."
"We had worked HARD for this family!" Carling said.
FINALLY, they were all back together in Utah and functioning as a family of 6!!!!!!
"We were able to finalize the adoptions for all four girls on October 19 and October 20. It was easily the best few days of our lives!" she told us, adding, "The judge commented that she's never seen so much love and support in her courtroom before."
Carling says, "Some days are incredibly difficult". "We've gone from two incomes to one, added FOUR more mouths to feed, and have significant debt from the private adoption for the twins, but our prayers were truly answered and our hearts are full. We are so happy to finally be a family."
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