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White Christian couple give birth to black triplets after adopting embryos to save lives

By Mason White 9:40 AM April 22, 2016
The couple with their triplets 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A Christian couple spoke about how they came to be the parents of five black children, including a set of triplet girls.

Aaron Halbert grew up with his evangelical missionary parents in Honduras.

When he meet his wife Rachel from Mississippi, they spoke about their passion for saving lives. The pair who is pro-life, decided to start their family by adopting children of color.

The couple said that they were also trying to have children of their own, but that did not happen for them.

“We informed the agency that we were willing to adopt any child except one who is fully Caucasian. We did this with the deeply held conviction that if the Lord wanted us to have a fully Caucasian child, we would have conceive naturally,” Aron said.

The couple first adopted a black boy who is now 3 years old. Then they adopted a biracial girl who is now 2 years old.

Although the family have their hands full, they decided to have more children after talking to a friend who told them that many unwanted embryos are donated to science or destroyed or kept frozen. The couple who believe that life begins at conception, decided to adopt embryos.

“We were deeply moved by the idea of adding more children to our family by rescuing these tiny lives created from in-vitro fertilization, and intrigued by the thought of Rachel getting to experience pregnancy,” Aaron said.

Doctors implanted two embryos. However, one of those embryos had split in two inside Rachel’s womb, and she gave birth to black triplets.

The couple is very proud of their dark skinned children and they posted many photos of their children on the Facebook page.