A Bar ren Couple Adopted Triplets, Not Even Guessing How Much Happiness Lies Ahead. Photo

In May 2013, their birth mother’s water broke and she went into labor eight weeks early. Sarah and Andy went to the hospital and anxiously waited to meet their new babies. After hours of what was probably a grueling labor, the birth mother delivered three tiny babies.

Each baby was a mere three pounds. Their names were Hannah, Joel, and Elizabeth. As much as the Justices were excited to meet their newborn triplets, they still had yet another obstacle to overcome before they could take Hannah, Joel, and Elizabeth home. This time, it wasn’t because of the birth mother either.

Abigail and Andrew were born healthy and are almost eight weeks. Sarah said even if they knew they’d have their own biological children, they’d never give up their triplets. And Andy believes the twins may not have even come along had the adoption not panned out so well and taken away the stress they’d been under. He said:” Maybe it’s all connected. While not getting much sleep and saying ‘we don’t sit down much either,’ the family get a lot of help from their tight-knit community.” Friends and family have set up a weekly rotation to help Sarah while Andy is at work and their congregation at Eastland Baptist Church have kept them fed with homecooked meals. And they say the babies go through 40 to 50 diapers a day – or 300 a week – but they’ve all been donated so far.

Sarah admits:” Having five in toddler beds is an adventure. But we are getting there.” It’s clear the Justice family enjoy spending time together and a typical day involves a morning walk, followed by playtime with relatives and friends and household chores together. While the routine is quite structured , Sarah says that toilet training has definitely thrown her a bit of a curve ball. Sarah said:” Potty breaks are a big part of our day when you have five children at the same life stage.” But a family that toilet trains together, stays together and Sarah absolutely adores having a large family with siblings so close together.

Sarah added:” We never lack playmates and work to promote love and care between the siblings. Our children will always have a friend and will never need to feel lonely.” And while Caleb may be younger by a couple of years, he hasn’t had a problem fitting into the swing of things. “All of the kids absolutely adore their ‘baby Caleb’”, Sarah tells us.

“He has the best fan club ever and we cannot imagine life without the sweetest, most loved little guy in the world.”