Thursday, September 3, 2020

Couple learn they're expecting quadruplets just weeks after adopting four siblings

Maxine and Jake Young from Pennsylvania are proud parents to nine beautiful children after welcoming quadruplets — about a year after adopting four siblings. 

They were already parents to a biological son named Henry when, in December of 2019, they adopted four siblings that they had been fostering for years.

They decided to have one more child after adopting four but they were in a for welcome surprise when Maxine discovered she was pregnant with quadruplets. 

According to a GoFundMe  page started by Jake's mother, ArLette Young, Jake and Maxine married in May of 2016 they wanted a family right away. 

'Maxine always wanted to be a foster parent and had always dreamed of having a large family with adopted and biological children,' ArLette wrote. 

'Jake was completely on board and loved the idea of having a house filled with lots of love and laughter, maybe a little bit of chaos too!'

'All the while, they were trying for a baby to join their family,' ArLette explained. 'They suffered multiple miscarriages, chemical pregnancies, a round of IVF and an IUI before they finally were blessed with their son, Henry, in October 2018.'

The couple thought their family of seven was complete after adopting four children, but within weeks of finalizing the adoption, Maxine found out she was pregnant again — this time, without even having to use IVF.  

'I didn’t even think that I could get pregnant without doing IVF or IUI, which we had to do with our son. I remember texting [my husband] and was like, "Oh my God,"' Maxine said. 

And they soon learned that they weren't expecting just one more baby but four, since Maxine had unexpectedly become pregnant with quadruplets.  

Maxine gave birth on July 31 at 32 weeks. The couple named them Silas Ledger, Theo Alexander, Beck Killian, and Cecilia Hudson. The babies spent time in ICU but have been discharged to go home with their family.