12:19 PM EDT 03/13/2014
Originally posted 03/11/2014 03:00PM
A time filled with joy, relief and happiness quickly became a frightening nightmare for a newly formed family of four.
Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein of TLC's hit reality show The Little Couple, were overjoyed to meet their new daughter Zoey, 2, in India, and introduce her to son, Will, 3, who welcomed his new sister by sharing his truck, kissing her foot and forehead and showing her a book.
But as Arnold and Klein made final arrangements to get their new family back home, Arnold began to experience bleeding and had to make the wrenching choice to go back for medical care alone.
Originally posted 02/28/2014 11:45AM
var brightcovePhotoVideoID = '3233030400001'; var PhotoVideoButtonCaption = 'PLAY'; For Catherine Deasy of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Philomena is all too real.
Originally posted 02/20/2014 05:30PM
What sibling rivalry?
Though it's been a rough journey for Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein of TLC's hit reality show The Little Couple after her cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment, one thing they didn't have to stress about was how their son, Will, 3, would take to his newly adopted sister, Zoey, 2.
"Will is an awesome big brother," Arnold, whose cancer is now in remission, tells PEOPLE. "He's unbelievable. He has this amazing, happy personality, and he's shown her how to play with the iPhone, which she loves."
Originally posted 02/17/2014 09:50AM
The journalist and her husband welcomed a baby girl on Valentine's Day, she announced on Twitter
Originally posted 11/01/2013 02:00PM
Bippity boppity boo! A family dream come true.
Six children without forever families in Clark County, Nev., received a memorable treat on Halloween (Thursday) when they were greeted in court by their very own fairy godmother who delivered sparkling news about their futures.
Judge Cynthia Giuliani, decked out in a sequined white dress, cape and tiara, made wishes come true for the kids, granting formal adoptions in costume befitting the spirit of the holiday, television station KTNV reports.
Originally posted 10/29/2013 05:35PM
When Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson saw a tabloid proclaiming that he was adopting again, he had to pick up a copy.
"I always like to read what I'm up to," he tells PEOPLE with a laugh. "[The tabloids] always seem to know what's up with my life before I do."
So what's the truth? Does he really want to adopt again? "I will never say never," he says firmly. "Adoption is something very close to my heart. We are not currently in the process of adoption, but I always keep an open mind and heart to it."
Robertson, 41, and his wife, Korie, 40, adopted their son Will, 11, when he was just five weeks old – and have always been open with him about his past. "It's never been a secret," says Robertson. "For one thing, he's biracial, so it was obvious. But here's the thing: when we look at him, we don't see an adopted kid. It doesn't even cross our minds. He's as much ours as our biological children."
Originally posted 10/21/2013 02:15PM
Davion Only's prayers have been answered.
The 15-year-old orphan went to a Sunday church service in St. Petersburg, Fla., last month to request that a family adopt him. Only's story has since gotten national attention – and he's received more than 10,0000 responses, so far.
"Some of them already have [the required] adoptive-home setting," Connie Going, his caseworker, said on Monday's The View.
"I'll take anyone," Only has said. "Anyone who will love me," he reiterated on The View.
But Only will have the opportunity to choose a family that is a good fit for him.
Originally posted 10/17/2013 02:45PM
Davion Only believes that God helps those who help themselves.
So on Sunday, the orphaned 15-year-old went to church in a donated black suit that was too big for him and asked for the one thing that he wants most – a family.
"I'll take anyone," he told the Tampa Bay Times. "Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be."
Originally posted 10/01/2013 03:45PM
As adoptive parents know, waiting for their child to come home is a happy – and nerve-racking – time.
For Dr. Jennifer Arnold, 39, and husband Bill Klein, 38, of TLC's The Little Couple, their path to parenthood has included heartbreak as well as joy. Earlier this year, they welcomed son Will home from China. Now, it looks as if they'll be doubly blessed in 2013 – the couple has been given the final approval to travel to India to pick up their new daughter, Zoey.
They share the happy news in an episode of their show airing Tuesday (10 p.m. ET) on TLC. While Will is learning his alphabet, Jen finds out that their final approval from the orphanage in India has come through in an exclusive clip from the episode (see below).
"We are thrilled to pieces that this is actually finally happening," Arnold says. "I think the process has made Bill and I at moments very nervous, anxious, but now I feel like I can actually start to get a little excited."
Originally posted 08/20/2013 02:00PM
There are cases of hellish abuse – and then there was Jed.
Born to severely mentally ill parents, he was found in rural Robeson County, N.C., at age 3, emaciated and chained to a bed, eating from a dog bowl on the floor. Child protective services tried to place him in foster homes – some good and others troubled – but the traumatized youngster stole, attacked his foster parents and ran away.
"One time Jed came to my office, crying and said, 'Won't I ever have a family? Won't anybody ever love me?' " says Denise Little, a social worker, who worked with Jed for years.
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