When Tess and Niki decided to have children, they considered both assisted reproductive technologies and adoption. And while facing challenges on the biological front, they got a call from their foster-to-adopt agency letting them know about a baby who was in imminent need of placement.
The moms immediately fell in love with the little boy, who was soon joined by two other babies. But just as the family of five were adjusting to their schedules, they got another call from their agency. A mistake had been made; the moms were only allowed to foster two babies at a time under the age of three, which meant they would have to relinquish one that very day.
It was a heartbreaking decision, but eventually a home with a sibling was found for the first baby, and Tess and Niki were able to adopt their two other children: Quentin and Jaida.
Together, the family of four have embarked on some amazing family adventures–from cruise ships to baseball games–while forging an LGBT family presence in their adopted state of Florida.
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