Rachel and Aaron Halbert first met each other on a blind date. Aaron was born and raised in Honduras until he was ten years old. He then became a missionary and had spent most of his years on several preaching trips. Rachel, on the other hand, was born in Mississippi. When she met Aaron she knew right away that he was the one for her.
Not only did they share the same personality but, they both felt like they could make changes in the world through the power of the gospel.
Although they both got to know each other through their missionary work, they started dating. The couple then went on to get married and were both keen to start a family right away. The couple wanted a big and happy family. However, even after years of trying, Rachel couldn’t get pregnant, and eventually, they decided to adopt children.
Rachel and Aaron lived in Mississippi after marriage, and since they had a big home, they agreed that it would look a lot better and happier if kids were running around it. So, they decided to adopt two African-American children. They finally adopted two kids and named them Ford and Catherine. The Halbert house became home after the arrival of two adorable kids.
The kids settled and adjusted so well to their new environment, and it looked like they had known each other for a long time. There were people in their community who raised their eyebrows. While they didn’t directly confront the couple whenever they walked out of their house with their adopted children, their actions and facial expressions were enough. But, Aaron and Rachel were never bo-thered.
While Rachel and Aaron were extremely happy for having Ford and Catherine in their lives, they often found themselves thinking that something was still missing. Both of them had dreamt of having a big family, and it felt that having two kids was not enough. Then one day, Rachel came across interesting information about embryo adoption. When Aaron found out about the procedure, they agreed that they had found the perfect solution that would make their family complete.
Aaron knew the reason why his wife was insistent. The procedure would allow Rachel to enjoy the magic of pregnancy and childbirth. She had been dreaming of it for years. Together, the couple went to the embryo donation bank. There, they found twin embryos. What’s more amazing was that the embryos were African-American. When she went to Honduras to see her doctor, it was time to make sure that her embryos were okay.
After some tests, the doctors asked Rachel and Aaron if they were ready for some unexpected news. The doctors told the couple that Rachel was expecting triplets. With Ford and Catherine, the Halbert couple knew that they were incredibly blessed. Their decision to expand their family seemed to be favoured by the heavens, and they were made even happier by sending out an additional blessing!
As always, some people would find something not right in every situation, no matter how good it was. Some questioned the way Rachel chose to become a mother. Rachel knew her children don’t need to have her eyes or her nose to be able to call her own. She added that they don’t need to share the same skin colour and that love is all it takes.
When Rachel was close to her due date, the doctors decided to perform a C-section early so that the babies could be born safely. When the babies were ready, Aaron excitedly held them in his arms. He couldn’t believe how beautiful his three new children were and that finally, they have the family they’d always dreamt of. As soon as the triplets were born, Rachel and Aaron felt that their family was finally complete.
Rachel and Aaron shared that while many people look down on their families for having African-American children, none of them can change their happiness. They are trying their best to live as good citizens, neighbours, and good parents. They also said that people thank them for adopting children in need regardless of skin colour.
Aaron took to social media and created a post that read: It’s been heartening to see virtually all of your friends and family express overwhelming support for our family and the unusual way we’ve built it.” The Halbert now children look happier than ever. Looks like the optimism, kindness, and compassion of their parents have worked well with them.