When an old family friend contacted Carrie and Craig Kosinski and asked them if they could take care of her young twins, they said “yes.”
Carrie and Craig offered to take custody of the cute girls on a trial basis.
But then days became weeks, weeks became months, and soon, the girls were part of the family for good.
Having children had always been a dream for Carrie and Craig, but they had no idea what their journey would end up looking like.
After a couple years raising twins Kenna and Adalynn, Carrie and Craig heard from their biological mom, who explained that she had a another heartbreaking situation on her hands.
She had major problems in her life and was struggling to make everything work. She asked the couple if they would be willing to adopt her two younger children, two-year-old twins Cece and J.J.
The younger twins were Kenna and Adalynn’s biological brother and sister.
Adoptive parents Carrie and Craig had to think long and hard about what the right thing to do was.
“It was a difficult decision. We were trying to get pregnant ourselves. But they were siblings so that was definitely was part of our consideration — we wanted to keep the siblings together,” Carrie told The Journal Times.
Carrie and Craig left their personal concerns aside and told the mother that they would be happy to adopt the younger twins.
But just a few weeks after welcoming Cece and J.J. to the family, Carrie felt strange and realized she needed to go to the doctor.
An ultrasound revealed that Carrie herself was pregnant. In fact, not one but two fetuses appeared the screen! This would be she and Craig’s third set of twins in five years!
Although they were overwhelmed at first, Craig and Carrie knew their pregnancy was a gift from a higher power. The parents decided to do everything they could so that all six children would grow up in a safe, loving environment.
But fate would soon play the family another visit, and their doctors could barely believe what happened.
Unbelievably, biological twins Karraline and Clarissa were born February 28th — the same date that the other two pairs of twins were born!
The fact that all of Carrie and Craig’s children share the same birthday was a clear sign to the grateful parents that this was meant to happen.
Carrie tells The Journal Times, “God obviously has a sense of humor.”
Unfortunately, Carrie and Craig’s biological twins were born during week 25 of Carrie’s pregnancy and had to spend months in neonatal intensive care. But when they finally were allowed to go home, Karraline and Clarissa were healthy and strong.
Obviously, it’s costly to have three sets of twins under one roof, but many people in the surrounding community have offered to financial help.
The fact that all six children came into the world on the same day — Cece and J.J. were born on February 28, 2013; Adalynn and Kenna on February 28, 2014 and Karraline and Clarissa on February 28, 2016 — make Craig and Carrie feel like someone up there had a special plan for their family.
And it’s hard not to agree!
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A big thank you to Craig and Carrie for their big hearts. It’s so wonderful that they’re taking care of four children as if they were their own.
In some way, it feels like the couple received the reward they deserved, because they also got to have their own biological children, as well.
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