This White Couple Was Pregnant With Triplets. When People Saw Three Black Babies They Were Shocked!
One couple who was having trouble conceiving made the decision to adopt two kids. However, people started to judge them for what they did since the children came from a different race.
Aaron and Rachel Halbert experience judgment from almost everyone especially from strangers every time they decide to go out.
“We knew, especially in the South, that a white couple with non-white children would draw a myriad of different reactions. There will always be the older white woman in Walmart who stared at us with sheer disgust or the African-American mother who looked at us and just shook her head,” Aaron said in an interview with the Washington Post.
The couple wanted to have more children but she has a condition that made it hard. But they soon learned that with the help of science they can bear children.
The couple then learned about embryo adoption. Basically, they wanted to offer forgotten embryos a home and a family of their own. The parents visited an embryo donation bank and found a set of African-American embryos, which have been frozen for over 15 years. They liked the idea of adopting embryos from a different race to match the skin color of their already existing children.
“They agreed with our thoughts about our kids matching each other racially and were supportive of the decision to select African-American embryos,” said Aaron.
“We began to describe everything to our doctor in Spanish (broken Spanish, that is). He asked us a few times if we were sure that we had transferred two embryos. Yes, of course, we were sure, we said,” he added.
In the middle of the pregnancy though, one of the embryos split into two which made Rachel pregnant with not just twins but triplets!
“I felt sheer delight during this pregnancy watching my son and daughter, with his dark brown skin and her with the ringlet hair and slightly tan skin, kiss my white wife’s growing belly. Each evening they said good night to those three growing little girls in her belly, and now they get to finally say sweet dreams to their baby sisters—face-to-adorable-face,” Aaron said.