One of the wildest parent stories ever
Devout Christian couple Aaron and Rachel Halbert decided to adopt children for their family after having trouble conceiving their own. Realizing that adopting children is “logical outcome of being pro-life,” the two decided to not adopt caucasian children, as they are always chosen first at adoption agencies.
Aaron was raised in a Honduras missionary, and says he was a “blue-eyed, cotton-topped white kid who stuck out like a sore thumb.” The couple first adopted two african american children, and were immediately completely in love with them. ‘The beauty of a multi-ethnic family is found there, in the fact that the differences are the very thing that make ours richer and fuller. It forces you to think in a new way about the way you think, speak, act and live,” Aaron said.
After hearing about the the National Embryo Donation Center, Rachel then became pregnant after having two African-American embryos placed in her. The family was shocked once they learned it was actually TRIPLETS they were having!
And while the family sometimes gets negative stares or looks of “disgust” when they walk down the street in Southern America, they realize how blessed they are to have amazing children. “However, there was also the young black girl who wept when we told her this little boy with her skin color was our son…and the older white doctor who lovingly prayed over him and held him so tenderly,” Aaron recalls. “These latter experiences were rays of hope reminding us how far our country had come, while the former experiences reminded us how far we still need to go.”