The McGhee Sextuplets Recreated The Photo That Made Them Famous.
Young Love Lasts
Something about large families fascinates Americans. By this, we’re not talking about twins or triplets. We’re talking about families large enough to form a football team. That’s why shows like "19 Kids and Counting" and "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" have become such a fad. So, it’s not surprising when we hear that a new family, of large proportions, suddenly came into the spotlight. Their story will definitely surprise you!
Mia Shelby and Rozonno McGhee met when they were in high school. Rozonno loved Mia’s determination. “I used to see her walking down the hallway, and she always held books in her hands like she was on a mission.” The two began dating and soon realized their love was for real. They were married when they were 20, but it would be some time before they would expand their family.
Since both Mia and Rozonno were both raised by single mothers, their upbringing was kind of rough. Mia’s brothers found a life of crime, and Rozonno’s mother suffered from drug addiction. Because of that, they had to mature very early in life in order to survive. They grew to be strong, responsible adults, but they were still dealing with life’s obstacles.
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They had spent a few years trying to conceive a child, but eventually they realized they needed external help to do so. The couple wasn’t financially wealthy, but they put their money, and faith, into fertility treatments. After a couple of tries, Mia became pregnant with twins! It seemed like their prayers were answered, but soon tragedy would find them.
Not Just One
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Unfortunately, the twins did not make it, due to premature delivery. The McGhees were heartbroken, but that wouldn’t stop their desire to have a family. They decided to try again, and once again, Mia became pregnant. This time the couple was in for a big surprise! They were pregnant with sextuplets! When their children were born safe and healthy, the parents were ecstatic. Soon, an uneasy feeling would start to sink in.
Babies Are Expensive
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How in the world could they take care of six children? Rozonno had a carpet cleaning and upholstery business, but in order to take care of the kids, Mia had to quit her job. The babies went through an incredible amount of diapers a day, and they consumed even more formula. Regardless of all that, they felt blessed. Their next decision would turn their world upside down.
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