Maxine and Jake Young of Pennsylvania knew they were soulmates the day they started dating. And, indeed, they understood they wanted a large family with many children. But did they ever imagine becoming a mother and father to nine children? No, not exactly.
They married in 2016 and began foster care training in early 2017. After finishing it, the Youngs became foster parents to three children ages two, four, and eleven months. Soon later, they welcomed another baby into their house and hearts, this time the sibling of the children they had previously fostered.