For Sarah and Andy Justice, it seemed to take forever to get pregnant. After 3 years of failed attempts, they decided to seek the advice of a fertility expert. However, they would only get bad news...
The expert told them that while they were perfect candidates for in-vitro fertilization treatment, there was only a 10% chance that they would successfully conceive. What's more, the process would cost a pretty penny.
After careful deliberation, the Justices gave up on the idea of having biological babies, and they went to the next logical step: adoption.
Like most adopters, the Justices were primarily interested in newborns. They were willing to do whatever to get the ball rolling. However, things didn't go to plan...
The couple had been accepted as adoptive parents on two separate occasions. Yet in both cases, the birth mothers had changed their minds at the last minute. Just when it seemed like everything was going smoothly, they had to start all over again.
Finally, when they were at their lowest, they received a call. One of their expectant mothers had accepted them as parents. They met with her again and even went with her to an ultrasound appointment. Everything appeared perfectly normal during the scan, but there was a big surprise that none of the three had expected: the woman was having triplets.
Instead of trying to break the agreement, the Justices decided to go ahead and accept all three babies. Sarah and Andy were about to become the proud parents of three beautiful newborns. It was not something they were initially prepared for.
In yet another twist of fate, the triplets, Hannah, Joel, and Elizabeth, were born two months early. The tiny babies weighed only about 3 pounds each, meaning that they had to be kept in NICU for some time before they could go home with their new parents. While the couple waited, something happened to Sarah.
One week after the triplets' birth, Sarah began to feel a bit under the weather. She wanted to make sure she was healthy by the time the babies came home, so she went through an extensive evaluation with her doctor. When the doctor came back with the results, Sarah could hardly believe it!
The doctor told Sarah that she was not sick, but in fact, she was pregnant...with twins! The Justices were, of course, shocked and even slightly overwhelmed by the news. But they had been longing for a family of their own for so long, they couldn't help but consider the unique situation as a true blessing. Soon they welcomed their biological twins into their home.
Obviously, raising five children all under one year old wasn't easy. The couple didn't sleep a whole lot in the first few months. Luckily, their friends, neighbors and parishioners all pitched in to help the new family of seven move on.
The story of the Justice family soon went viral, and during the next three years they gained a huge Facebook following. The world was looking forward to updates about the babies' lives. Just as things were about to settle down, something else happened to the family.
Sarah discovered she was pregnant again and welcomed their sixth child, a boy, in 2016. Although their lives had become consumed with babies, they both felt that it was a good thing. "It was something we've wanted so badly that we love it," said Sarah Justice. "We just really love having these children."