It’s truly wonderful to witness parents who embrace the equality of all people and focus on the inner person rather than superficial factors like skin color. Aron and Rachael’s journey toward parenthood took an inspiring path. When they couldn’t conceive, they chose to adopt, with the intention of providing a loving home for children in need. They adopted two African American children, a boy and a girl, who instantly became cherished members of their family. But their desire to expand their family didn’t end there.
Upon learning about embryo adoption, Aron and Rachael decided to adopt two more children. Keeping in mind their existing son and daughter, they opted for twin African American embryos to ensure their new babies would fit in seamlessly. However, they were in for a surprise when one of the embryos unexpectedly split, leading to the expansion of their family. Aron recently shared their story and the adoption process in the WP, accompanied by beautiful family pictures.
The couple was well aware that being a white couple with non-white children would elicit a range of reactions, particularly in the South. They encountered disapproving glances from some, while others expressed deep compassion and support. These contrasting experiences served as reminders of both the progress our country has made and the work that remains.
When Aron and Rachael selected African American embryos from the National Embryo Donation Center, they were grateful for the center’s agreement with their racial matching preferences. During the doctor’s visit after six weeks, they received a startling revelation. It turned out that one of the embryos had split inside Rachael’s womb, resulting in her being pregnant with not only twins but triplets. The birth was successful, and Aron and Rachael became the proud parents not only of two but of five African American children.
The overwhelming support shown by their friends and family for their unique family structure has been heartening. Aron expresses gratitude for the realization of their dream, acknowledging that their family may deviate from the norm but is nonetheless a testament to their country’s history. He finds encouragement in witnessing a growing emphasis among fellow millennial evangelicals on life, adoption, and multi-ethnic families.
Aron recalls the joy he felt as his son and daughter, with their distinct features, kissed his wife’s growing belly during the pregnancy. They lovingly said goodnight to their three little sisters, and now they finally get to wish their baby sisters sweet dreams face-to-face. While their family may not have followed the exact plan they envisioned 12 years ago, Aron and Rachael are profoundly thankful for the blessings bestowed upon them by God, as they lovingly care for these precious little ones. Aron envisions their diverse family picture as a glimpse of heaven, going beyond a little United Nations to embody the unity and harmony that we all aspire to.