Couple Adopts Triplets One Week Before Finding Out They Are Expecting Twins

In less than a year, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, couple have gone from zero children to five after a surprise triplet adoption and an even more impossible pregnancy.

(Image Credits: Facebook/Andy-Sarah Justice, NBC)

Andy and Sarah Justice had struggled to conceive for years and wanted nothing more than to have a baby, so they decided to look into other options. With IVF costing up to $60,000, the Justices settled on adoption instead and were soon paired with a birth mother.

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After being paired with a birth mother and arranging the adoption, Sarah Justice accompanied the birth mother to a routine doctor’s appointment, which yielded a shocking revelation. There on the ultrasound screen, Sarah and the birth mother saw a real rarity. Not one. Not two. But three babies were on the way.

(Image Credits: Facebook/Andy-Sarah Justice, NBC)

Sarah described the incredible scene to Tulsa World. “What does that mean?” a confused Sarah asked the adoption agency. Officials told her that it changed nothing. Because it’s still just one pregnancy, technically it counts as one adoption. That means that unless they backed out now, the Justices would be getting all three babies – which would only be the start of the Justices’ baby mayhem.

After 3 and a half years of marriage Sarah and Andy Justice’s local doctor sent them to a fertility specialist in St. Louis. But unfortunately for the Justices, their baby dreams were crushed. They only had a 10% chance of getting pregnant with In-Vitro Fertilization. What’s worse, it would cost them somewhere between $30,000 and $60,000! Clearly, that was a sign. “We took that as a ‘no,’ ” Andy told Tulsa World. “So we started the adoption process.” But their chances of getting a baby that way weren’t much better.

As it turned out, they had a better chance of getting into Harvard than getting picked by a birth mother. When they were chosen, birth mothers would interview them one-on-one to asses their parenting abilities. And while several birth mothers had picked them, none were convinced that they’d provide the home they were looking for. “They changed their minds,” Sarah said. “It was very hard to get our hopes up like that and then be disappointed and have to start all over.”

After finally arranging an adoption, they wanted more children but didn’t want to go through that process again. With triplets, they wouldn’t have to. “Wow! This is great,” Sarah thought. “It’s everything we wanted.” Born two months early and weighing only 3 pounds each, the babies — Joel, Hannah, and Elizabeth — stayed in the neonatal intensive care. A week later, Sarah began to feel queasy and scheduled a doctor’s appointment. That’s when her whole world was really turned upside-down.

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