By Lauren Fruen
A COUPLE who adopted six children after fertility problems have spoken of their shock after falling pregnant with a “miracle” baby following ten years of trying.
Christy and Sean Baxter, 40, had “always wanted a large family” and began trying soon after getting married in 2004.
But after Christy, 34, was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome the pair found they were struggling to conceive naturally.
The couple, who live with their seven children in in Valdosta, Georgia, began looking at fertility options but soon settled on adoption.
Since then they have adopted six children – Jacob, 16, Alexia, 16, Hunter, 15, Cassadie, 14, Michael, 13 and 12-year-old Anna.
But after thinking their family was complete Christy then fell pregnant unexpectedly with their daughter Kinsley in 2013.
Christy says Kinsley, who is now four, is the family’s “miracle baby”.
Teacher Christy, 34, said: “I had always wanted a large family. I am from eight brother and sisters.
“So when we got married we started trying for a baby pretty quickly.
“After being unable to get pregnant for almost a year, we went to a fertility doctor.
“We started to look into adoption and fostering. About a year later, we were matched with a little boy called Hunter and a little girl called Alexia. A few months later they were a part of our family.
“We were later matched with four siblings – Jacob was seven, Cassadie was four, Michael was three and Anna was two.
“We went from two of us to eight in two years.
“Sean and I decided to try fertility treatment. I was on a fertility medicine called Femara.
“Then for the first time, in almost ten years of trying, I was pregnant.
“It had finally worked. I was hyperventilating, I was frozen, I was crying.
“Kinsley is now four and to us, she is perfect.”