We adopted 4 kids in 24 hours!
My niece and her husband, Kaley and Jeremy Carling, met young and married a few years later. Like most happy couples, they wanted to start a family. After years of trying with no luck, they turned to fertility treatments. Unfortunately, Kaley has some health problems that prevented even fertility treatments from helping. After many attempts and much sadness, they decided to follow in their older sister's footsteps and foster. They also simultaneously looked into private adoption, even though it can be very expensive. They were fortunate enough to foster a few children, but not lucky enough to keep them forever. They were also fortunate enough to be chosen as adoptive parents, but the birth moms changed their minds at birth. We know that it is ideal for children to be with their birth moms and fully support these families, but the desire for a family and the knowledge that some families are simply unable is real life.. While fostering for the third time, two very young sisters under 2, they also looked into a private adoption of twins due to be born in their neighboring state, Arizona. The lack of success they had before, combined with their determination to have a family, encouraged them to keep all avenues open. An aunt was interested in the two sisters, so as they loved and cared for them, they felt they would likely eventually be placed with close relatives like the children they had fostered before, so they decided to simultaneously pursue the private adoption - of twins! To make this long story short, after traveling from their home state of Utah to Arizona for the birth of the twins, one of which was in the NICU for weeks, they finally came home with twin daughters only to learn that their petition to adopt the two young foster sisters had been approved. There was never a question. No choices to be made. Bonds had been formed. Four curve balls that had to be caught. This brave, generous young couple that had faced so much heart break simply said YES to all four kids. This article says it best: Meet the Parents Who Adopted 4 kids in Just 24 Hours: An adoption story you won't soon forget:
Needless to say, I am a very proud aunt! The four sweet babies have a loving home. However, I am also worried about this young couple starting such a brilliant family with adoption and legal fee debt. I asked them if I could start a GOFUNDME to help pay off those legal fees so they could concentrate on feeding and raising these four beautiful great-nieces of mine! They agreed on two conditions: 1) I only submit a $ goal of the cost of the adoption; 2) any money beyond their goal be donated to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, a charity near and dear to their hearts. Please help this beautiful young family start their journey with a little less stress by donating to help pay off the adoption and legal fees. Any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.
Regardless of your ability to donate or not, please share this wonderful story of hope, love, charity, determination, and catching life’s curve balls. We all need to be reminded that life is, well, curvy?
Here's the thing about Go Fund Me pages. If you don't like the cause, the reason or the amount, DON'T DONATE. But keep your comments to yourself and PRAY that you are never in a position to need help. It is appalling to me that people will come on these pages for no other reason than to make nasty or negative comments about the people asking for assistance, I feel sorry for you that you have nothing better to do and have so much hatred in you.
Tara Rines, The cost of adoptions even thru the state foster system is far from free. Thankful these kids have gone to a great home where they will know love and acceptance. Just recently went on the adoption journey thru the state foster system and it cost nearly $20k for 1 child! Glad you didn't have to have help but glad to help those that do. HATE when people only post negative things.
I am so sorry there are so many negative comments! Some of these people forgot what they should've been taught *if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all!* Fortunately, these babies have loving arms to embrace them everyday and to provide for them without regard or selfishness. Glad to help anyone who is helping others, especially the helpless. ❤
Absolutely ridiculous to adopt children and then ask for hand outs! I agree with Tara Rios and Dee Warf! Adoptions are not always right our done fairly. A lot of the time single low income loving mothers have their children stolen and quickly sacked into this immoral but legal adoption (kidnapping) of children! This gofundme account should be taken down and all of the people refunded their money! Better yet the judge as well as the fake adoption parents should be charged for fraudulent federal funding as well as charged with deceiving the general public to aquire even more funds! Greedy, greedy people!
God bless you! Being a good parent isn't about money, it's about love and ability to give of yourself! These children will never go without! I know that these new parents will do what it takes to provide for these beautiful children!! Congrats and all the best wishes to you and your family!! ❤️
I am appalled at some of these comments. You people have no idea who this family is or the love they have in their hearts, but I do. To those of you who are accusing them of ruining lives, here is a little more of the story that isn't posted here. You can find it here: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/utah-couple-adopts-children-24-hours/story?id=43285444 I remember how excited Kaley was and how devastated she became. "They had been working with a birth mom, Kaley said. "Since February, I went to every doctor appointment with her. We were taking care of her and at times, her 2-year-old son. But then when the baby was born [in July] she changed her mind." The woman, according to Kaley, was arrested for child sex trafficking in August. The Carlings immediately began petitioning for custody of "baby girl" as they call her, and her older brother. But the baby was given to a relative. Both the family member and the 2-month-old baby girl were murdered shortly thereafter, Kayley said." There is always so much more to stories like this. Take the time to Google Kaley and just see what you learn. I worked with her and now I work with Jeremy and they are 2 of the most giving and loving people I know. I am blessed to know them and some of Kaley's family. I don't know you people or your stories but I am sure there is some good in you as well that is not evidenced by some your remarks here. God Bless and keep you all safe and God Bless and keep Jeremy and Kaley and their families safe, happy and may all of your homes be filled with love, respect and the desire to pay it forward if you are able. Happy Thanksgiving, I believe we all have much to be thankful for. Peace :)
Why are you asking for money? This confuses me. I have adopted 4 boys from foster care & have managed. Plus they will get assistance from the state for at least the 2 older girls. It's their choice to adopt 4 kids, they shouldn't be guilting people to help finance them. $20,000? Wow !
Vulnerable pregnant woman are forced to surrender their child mainly due to lack of financial support. The 'ole adage; if you can't afford your child... you shouldn't have the child. Children are ripped from their mothers and then given to people who ask for MONEY! Tax credits and support? Congratulations. You are purchasing children from mothers who didn't even put them up for sale. Now you're going to change their identity, their lives, their names, pretending they are birthed from you. Let the mind games begin. Whether you believe it or not there will be four children with broken hearts. Adoption is Traumatic. Losing your family is traumatic. They'll lose familiarity, history and their mothers. That is very painful for an adoptee. Soul wrenching for mothers of loss.
thanks for only ruining the lives of two moms. yes indeed money talks so sad.
Please I am begging you to have the decency to close this gofundme page. You got more than what you asked for - Rachael Ray made up the difference plus some to reach your goal over a year ago and yet you have the tactless gall to keep this page open and continue accepting donations here. Did St Judes even get a donation for the overage between the donations here and from RR? Have you no respect for the birth mothers of your children and the pain your little media blitz may have caused them? Was the money and ego stroking worth it for you? I already know the answer. Letting a birth mother who trusted you find out you adopted "4 kids in 24 hours" in the manner you did when you intentionally led her to believe you'd just be adopting her 2 is so outrageous, cold, and heartless I am still having difficulty processing that someone could do that to a person in such a vulnerable state who trusted you with something so precious in the midst of a situation already full of so much grief. Not an ounce of sensitivity resides in either of you, Jeremy and Kaley. Please, I beg you, it's beyond time to close this page down. http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/lifestyle/24548_kaley_and_jeremy_carling_adopt_four_children_24_hours_interview/
This is amazing
I am so jealous! 4 itty bitty girls overnight! What a blessing!! I completely understand their happiness at being a family and not being concerned about the debt incurred, but I feel compelled to take part in the event by contributing as much as I can. So very happy for everyone involved, thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Not 'lucky' enough to keep foster children! Are you kidding! Getting into foster care to find children to adopt is disgusting! Don't you realize you are stealing children from their family!
I agree with another woman. There greedy. Not to mention she did not say how she got those twins. What were the situation of those kids. With all the legal child stealing by cps, how do we know that these kids were not stolen? And if you can adopt 4 kids, suck it up, i raised 4 with no handouts. I can see by the picture your not without. So please. You should be ashamed.
And I would like to know what state foster system charges because my understanding is all states don't charge for adoption if you are a foster parent. There ARE charges but they are reimbursed. And then there are tax write offs as well.
This is absolutely appalling. We have adopted 7 (SEVEN) children and not asked for a handout. If you can't take care of them; DONT ADOPT THEM!! And by the way; we adopted 3 in 24 hours, TWICE.