Levittown couple Sean and Richard Schaible did not think parenthood would ever be possible for them, writes Anndee Hochman for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Both using a surrogate and private adoption were crazy-expensive, and they were worried that if they fostered a child that had to leave at some point, it would break their hearts.
Then they received a phone call in April 2016 that stunned them. They were asked by Bucks County Children & Youth to pick up their nephew. Sean’s sister and the child’s father were dealing with addiction and the two men thought taking in 2-year-old Christian would be temporary.
They did not know much about raising a toddler, but had a very big support system in their families. What started as a temporary placement turned into a forever home for the boy when the couple adopted him in July of 2019.
In 2020, they started fostering 4-year-old Nolan who they officially adopted earlier this year.
Now, a 4-year-old girl has joined the family and has fit right in with the all-boys crowd.
“She came right in and was good from the get-go,” said Sean.
Read more about the new parents in The Philadelphia Inquirer.