Weeks After Adopting Four Siblings, Mom Gets Pregnant With Quadruplets


A couple in Pennsylvania who always wanted a large family is getting their wish and they’re nothing but grateful. Maxine and Jake Young started on the road to parenthood in 2017, when they became foster parents to four young siblings. They had a biological son in 2018 and officially adopted their four foster kids in December 2019 and they were a happy family of seven. And then just a few weeks later, they were shocked to find out Maxine was pregnant … with quadruplets!

This mom says she didn’t even think she could get pregnant without IVF, which she had to do with her son, Henry. But those four babies happened all naturally and that’s really rare. The odds of getting naturally pregnant with quads is around one in 1-million! So not only were the Youngs shocked, their doctors were, too. The couple packed up and headed across the country to Arizona, so Maxine could be under the care of a doctor there who specializes in pregnancies of multiples.

Last month, she made it to 32 weeks and the four babies were born. Silas Ledger, Theo Alexander, Beck Killian, and Cecilia Hudson and mom are now back in Pennsylvania and the newborns are being monitored in a NICU there. Maxine says she’s both nervous and excited about the future, adding, “Luckily, they’re all doing really well, and we’re really grateful.”

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