It seems like modern families are extremely different from what families were like fifty years ago. There is widespread acceptance of interracial marriage, and both adoption and foster care make it possible for youngsters to find a home for life.
It is not very typical for a family to have members who are of different races and skin tones, particularly all members of the same generation.
Aaron and Rachel Halbert are ardent believers that racial turmoil in our nation, and especially in the south, where they both grew up, should never mean that a kid is denied the opportunity to start a family.
This is something that Aaron and Rachel Halbert feel strongly about. They go so far as to feel that it is their duty to recognize and value the unique qualities that each of us has.
After many years of unsuccessfully trying to have a biological child, Rachel and Aaron made the decision to become parents via adoption. They were overjoyed to welcome a young boy and a little girl, both of whom had skin of a darker tone, into their forever family.
Aaron notes, “We expected that a white marriage that resulted in the birth of children of a different race would generate a range of perspectives, particularly in the South.”
But love conquers everything, and the couple poured their heart and soul into raising their young children. The Christian couple, who were serving as missionaries in Honduras, were excited about the prospect of starting a new family.
They were informed about the possibility of embryo adoption not long after that. It’s when embryos that have been frozen for a certain number of years in a Christian embryo bank—in this example, 15 years—are implanted in the mother, giving embryo babies a shot at life.
Rachel and Aaron thought that a great approach to eliminate the racial stigma associated with their family would be to have their new baby “match” their other children rather than having their new baby “match” their white parents.
The couple felt certain that this was the greatest option for them, despite the fact that they were aware that some people would criticize them for making such a controversial decision. Rachel was prepared to face the probable backlash with the aid of her supporting husband.
Nevertheless, one of the embryos split while still developing within the mother’s womb, and the couple discovered that they were going to have triplets six weeks later!
The couple has experienced some discomfort as a result of the stares and comments directed at their mixed-race family, but overall, they are quite happy with their choice to have a family of this makeup.