Kentucky Couple Adopts 7 Children In 10 Months
What a difference a year makes.
When 2019 started, Whitney and James Meserve of Reynolds Station, Kentucky, were childless.
Today they have seven children – five of whom are siblings and were adopted last week by the couple.
“It’s a Christmas miracle,” their daughter, Jayda, 10, told the Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro, Kentucky.
The Meserve family has much to celebrate this Christmas — it grew by seven children this year https://t.co/Uu4u8wFw8S
— Messenger-Inquirer (@OwensboroMI) December 25, 2019
By 2015, the couple began fostering children and have provided homes to 14 kids since then, according to the Messenger-Inquirer – half of whom they adopted.
On Feb. 26, they adopted Norah, 12, and Sebastian, 11.
On Dec. 17, they added five girls who hadn’t been able to find a home together and were likely to be split up in foster care: Aubrey, 11; Jayda; Preslee, 9; Rylynne, 8; and Addison, 4.
“Our life is complete,” Whitney told the Messenger-Inquirer. “Right now, we have our forever family.”
During the courthouse adoption – which was live-streamed at the elementary school where Whitney works – the family dressed in Christmas sweaters and were cheered on by hundreds of friends.
“Adoptions do happen,” James told the Messenger-Inquirer. “We hope someone hears about us and is inspired to do the same.”
Even with their latest additions, the couple remains open to fostering more children.
“It’s all for God’s glory,” Whitney told the Messenger-Inquirer. “…We have prayed for this to happen. God answers prayers.”