Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney are open to adopting a toddler after Bookout suffered a miscarriage.
The Teen Mother OG stars shared their hopes of increasing their household in wake of their loss on Monday evening’s episode of the MTV actuality present.
The couple broached the topic with their youngsters, and her oldest son, Bentley, was significantly eager on getting a child brother or sister as he desires one other sibling to “play with.”
Eager to be open to different methods apart from getting pregnant to make Bentley’s dream a actuality, the couple known as an adoption counselor.
“I do know you stated you don’t wish to be pregnant once more, so this looks like the following best choice,” McKinney informed Bookout.
“I imply, it’s not that I don’t wish to be pregnant once more it’s simply that at any time when I take into consideration having one other organic baby, I instantly return to that child that we misplaced,” she stated, referring to the miscarriage she had final yr.
“I can completely perceive that out of your level,” her husband stated.
The mother of three added, “I feel we nonetheless have some grieving to do earlier than now we have totally accepted what occurred. I simply don’t wish to make that call pondering possibly someway it’ll exchange or repair the loss, you recognize? It’s simply too recent.”
The pair met with Rachel, an adoption counselor, later within the episode, who educated them on the method and what to anticipate whereas they revealed they wish to undertake an older baby who was not less than four years outdated or “ideally older than that.”
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Rachel allow them to know that any baby sufficiently old to grasp adoption could be residing in foster care.
“And a few of them, an older baby particularly, goes to return to you broken. There could also be some irreparable hurt there already, issues that may take years for this baby to beat,” the adoption counselor warned. “When you can’t deal with that, or your youngsters can’t deal with that stress then don’t do it. You need a baby that’s going to combine with your loved ones in the easiest way.”
After their assembly, McKinney was not fazed, he turned extra excited by adopting a toddler, telling Bookout, “I really feel like this undoubtedly pushes me extra towards adoption… greater than a organic baby as a result of there’s so many youngsters on the market that want a great house.”
Throughout an episode of Teen Mother OG in January, Bookout revealed to an MTV producer that she had misplaced a daughter to miscarriage.
“I had a miscarriage,” Bookout informed her. “Her identify’s Dandy, Dandelion.”
McKinney, visibly emotional, refused to speak about it, explaining he most well-liked to let his mother and father know earlier than the information was launched when the episode aired.
Teen Mother OG airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on MTV.