Mom And Dad Pose With Their African-American Triplets And It Goes Viral • MetDaan

Mom And Dad Pose With Their African-American Triplets And It Goes Viral

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“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde

Sadly, racism is still a big issue even today, and a lot of people leave us disappointed with their ability to hate everything for unknown reasons. So, it’s heartwarming and quite nice when you read stories of people celebrating their differences. Here is an amazing couple who sees past our differences and embraces the beauty of every single one of us.

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Halbert and Rachel met on a blind date in 2004 and quickly realized they both had a passion for missions. Aaron is a committed missionary offering services in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In 2006, they married and moved to Honduras to teach in a bilingual school. Now, Arron’s wife delivered beautiful African-American triplet girls whom the couple adopted when they were just embryos. They already have an African-American child who is 3 years of age and a 2-year-old biracial girl. It’s one big, amazing family full of love.

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Source: Sprouting Hearts Photography

Keep scrolling to read the whole story, courtesy of the Washington Post. It is an uplifting piece that maybe will make you restore your faith in humanity.

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Source: Sprouting Hearts Photography

“As I took a walk past the NICU from my wife’s hospital room in the recent few days, it has been difficult to understand how our family has bonded together. This Sunday, my beautiful wife – a white evangelical just like me, delivered beautiful African-American triplet girls whom we adopted when they were just embryos. These nice girls will soon get home to meet their African-American brother who is 3-years of age and a 2-year-old biracial sister, both of whom we adopted when still infants. The reality of this clause is what I have taken for granted at times. However, what seems to be the exact outcome of just valuing life remains dark to others who probably needs an elaboration.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“I was brought up as an evangelical missionary in Honduras, and much aware of the racial difference since owing to the blue-eyed, cotton-topped white kid that I was. But during the time I spent there, I felt that there was a strong bond connected us with the people who were there regardless of our differences in appearance. My wife had a different story to tell. She grew up in the Mississippi Delta where racial discrimination never came to her mind until she took a trip to Haiti where it materialized. One of the themes in Christianity is that God created people in its image; whether we vary in skin color, personalities or proficiencies. We should celebrate our differences but not to use it to scorn others.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“When we were still in courtship, Rachael and I had a common interest to adopt, a cat that strengthens our relationship. Although our fertility was not in question, we thought it wise that adoption was one of the ways to be pro-life. Many years into our marriage, we paid a visit to one of the adoption agency in Mississippi, our residential town at that time. At the same time, we also tried a natural means of conception. We knew that it was quite difficult to get an adoptive home for non-Caucasian children, we told the agency that we were ready to take any child who was not purely a Caucasian. We had a strong faith that my wife would get a Caucasian wife naturally when she wanted one.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“We view protection of children as something closer to God, neither as a charitable work nor as a political agenda. As human being gives rise to a new life, it is important at any stage of development. From the God’s holy book, he has always advocated for the protection of his helpless and needy child bearers. Another Christianity theme is that God takes believers as members of his family. When we adopt, we are just spreading his compassionate work, making the world to receive a bit of truth and the importance of his word.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“When we began the adoption, we were much aware of what the racial difference would do in our family life, which made us think deeply trying to understand what the racial diversity family would look like. We had a belief that every human being is a reflection of God’s image and where his soul forever lives. While that is the common origin of the human race, the effect of racial difference cannot be ignored. At all times, the differences in human family are just reminders of God’s creative brilliance.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“There is something admirable and enriching to be the only white face sitting and chatting with my African-American friends as my son sits down to have his hair cut on a Saturday morning. There is also something worth mentioning in a relationship that has a basis as my wife gets to Facebook to ask one of her black friends how to take good care of our biracial daughter’s hair. The beauty of having a multi-racial family resides there, and in fact, the differences are what makes ours richer and full of happiness. It makes you think differently and behave differently in the way you talk, think, and live.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“But, we were much aware, more so in the South, that a white couple with adopted children from other races would make people have mixed reactions. There were many unimpressive responses from different people that we meet. Some old white women would just stare at us in disgust while some African-American women mothers looked at us and what followed was a head shake. However, some people show positivity. A young black girl just wept when we told her that the little boy whose skin is similar to hers was our son, and another fairly old white doctor helped him tenderly and prayed over him with love. The latter reactions were signs of hope reminding us how far we have come as a country while the former experiences showed us the far we still have to go.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“It was our sole commitment to protect the yet to be born. It is the idea that mad us to get to the National Embryo Donation Center, which is a Christian embryo bank. With the company of our adopted children, we had nothing more to add to our plate. However, our recent experience with a couple encouraged us to check into embryo adoption. It came to be our main concern with the urge to add more kids to our family by offering help to the small lives from in-vitro fertilization.”

“The world we live in has miracles that might not be at your disposal. There are thousands of frozen embryos in the United States alone. Now, take a look at the world at large and think of the lives in bondage. Many of them which are not taken by their biological friends get destroyed if not frozen. As Christians, who have a strong belief that life begins at conception, we should take part in the adoption process itself or help these tiny lives.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“When we met with the NEDC officials, they asked us the question of choice on which ethnicity we would prefer. We selected the African-American, and they all agreed with our choice as it would help in matching with our kids racially.”

“September last year marked an important day for us. That was when the implantation was done and a long wait of six weeks followed that the success of the process would be confirmed. We began the countdown, and when the time elapsed, we nervously made a trip to a hospital in Honduras, where we had served and still serving as missionaries. We explained to our doctor in broken Spanish. He then asked us repeatedly whether we were sure to have implanted two embryos in Rachael’s womb and our response was always yes. To our surprise, one embryo duplicated. She was pregnant, but with triplets not twins as we had expected.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“It has been so much heartwarming to see how most of our friends if not all are in support of our family. In our minds, we knew that we were living to fulfill our dreams. Many have taken it positively, and it is not surprising to see most of the evangelists supporting the child adoption and value the life from different ethnicity.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“I was truly delighted with the pregnancy of Rachael as I also watched our two kids grow. I would kiss my wife’s belly. The little kids would say a goodnight to the three little ones in the womb every evening before they go to bed. When the time came, they were happy to repeat it when watching their baby sisters.”

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Source: Aaron Halbert

“The result was not we planned when began our courtship 12-years ago. But all in all, we are very happy for the lives that God has put under our care. I can vividly recall a statement that a friend of mine said to me. He wanted his family to look like a small United Nations. As hilarious as his statement sounds, it had weight. Think of the United Nations as Heaven!”

I can tell you one thing, this story definitely made my day. Did it do the same for you? Let us know in the comments!

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