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Inside the Emotional Sister Wives Adoption: 'It Was a Validation of Our Family'

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Inside the Emotional Sister Wives Adoption: 'It Was a Validation of Our Family'

Originally posted 10/28/2015 01:00PM

It wasn't an easy process for Sister Wives star Kody Brown to adopt his fourth wife Robyn's three children from a previous marriage.

He had to divorce his first wife Meri – who is one of four women who live a polygamist lifestyle with Brown on TLC's hit reality series – then legally marry fourth wife Robyn before the adoption could even become a possibility.

"We had to do the restructuring so that we would do the adoption," Meri says in this week's issue of PEOPLE. "That was something that I decided to do just for the purpose of the kids. And the adoption, it was something that I knew that they wanted to have their legal name Brown. They really wanted to be adopted."

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'Catfished' Sister Wives Star Meri Brown Faces Cancer Scare

Originally posted 10/18/2015 09:10AM

It's been one thing after the other for Sister Wives star Meri Brown.

Just a week after the first wife of polygamist patriarch Kody Brown opened up to PEOPLE about leading an embarrassing online relationship with someone she believed to be a businessman – in truth, the person turned out to be a woman, a situation that falls under the modern social media phenomenon of "catfishing" – it's now being revealed that she also faced a scary medical situation recently. 

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Meri Brown Denies Discord with Her Fellow Sister Wives: 'Our Family Is Holding Strong Together'

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Meri Brown Denies Discord with Her Fellow Sister Wives: 'Our Family Is Holding Strong Together'

Originally posted 10/14/2015 01:15PM

In the days since Meri Brown announced she had been "catfished" into an online relationship with a woman who was impersonating a man, the Sister Wives star is shutting down rumors that her family hasn't been on her side.

"It makes me sick to hear accusations that Robyn has been anything but loving and supportive through this unfortunate situation," she tells PEOPLE.

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Sister Wives' Meri Brown Speaks Out: How I Got Tricked into an Online Relationship – with a Woman

Sister Wives' Meri Brown Speaks Out: How I Got Tricked into an Online Relationship – with a Woman

Originally posted 10/14/2015 08:00AM

Meri Brown was still dealing with the changing dynamics in her polygamist family when she faced yet another challenge.

After she agreed to divorce her husband Kody so he could legally marry his fourth wife Robyn and adopt her three kids, the Sister Wives star was catfished into an online relationship by a woman impersonating a man.

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Sister Wives' Meri Brown 'Catfished' into Online Relationship by Woman Impersonating a Man

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Sister Wives' Meri Brown 'Catfished' into Online Relationship by Woman Impersonating a Man

Originally posted 10/05/2015 02:50PM

It hasn't exactly been an easy year for Meri Brown, but things just got a little more complicated for the Sister Wives star.

The first wife of polygamist patriarch Kody Brown admits she was recently "catfished" after having an online relationship with someone she thought was a man – but was actually a woman.

"During an emotional and vulnerable time earlier this year, I began speaking with someone online who turned out to be not who they said they were," Meri tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.

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Sister Wives Star Maddie Brown Is Engaged, but Not Going to Live Plural Marriage

Sister Wives Star Maddie Brown Is Engaged, but Not Going to Live Plural Marriage

Originally posted 09/13/2015 10:30AM

Sister Wives star Maddie Rose Brown is ready to say, "I do!"

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Sister Wives' Meri Brown on Kody's Quickie Divorce and Wedding to Fourth Wife Robyn: 'It's Just Weird'

Originally posted 09/11/2015 05:30PM

As Kody Brown plans his wedding to fourth wife Robyn, one member of the Sister Wives polygamist family isn't happy about their walk down the aisle.

"It's just weird," Meri says to Kody and Robyn in an exclusive sneak peek at Sunday's season premiere.

"I've just been trying so hard to be there and do this whole team thing and not be caught up in the emotions of it, and I shocked myself by having so much emotion."

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Polygamous Sister Wives Couple Wants License to Wed After Supreme Court Ruling: 'It's About Marriage Equality'

Polygamous Sister Wives Couple Wants License to Wed After Supreme Court Ruling: 'It's About Marriage Equality'

Originally posted 07/02/2015 11:50AM

Polygamists in Montana are trying to apply the Supreme Court's historic ruling on same-sex marriage to their own union.

Nathan, Victoria and Christine Collier – who have appeared on TLC's reality show Sister Wives – applied for a marriage license Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

Nathan, 46, and Victoria, 40, married in 2000 – but his second wife, Christine, is not legally his spouse.

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Sister Wives' Robyn Brown Pregnant

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Sister Wives' Robyn Brown Pregnant

Originally posted 06/19/2015 07:00AM

The Brown family is adding to its brood!

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Sister Wives Tell All Sneak Peek: Meri Brown Opens Up About Divorcing Kody (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/27/2015 02:45PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4084272122001" "" "" "auto"] When it was announced that Kody Brown would divorce his first wife, Meri, for his youngest wife, Robyn, many immediately assumed the worst.

However, while the family clarified in a statement that they simply chose to "legally restructure" the family and that the decision was made as a unit, the Sister Wives stars remain emotional about the change.

In an exclusive clip of the Sister Wives Tell All special airing Sunday, Meri, 44, opens up about her "mixed emotions" following the decision.

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