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Chelsea Reidland

“We have six kids and sponsor a girl in Ethiopia that we go see at least once a year. The first date I had with my husband I told him, “I want to adopt one day, I want to be a stay-at-home mom when my kids are little and I don’t iron. It makes me hot and sweaty and I just don’t like it. If he was ok with those three things, we could continue, but if his hope was to have a two-income family, with one or two kids, we should probably just remain friends. No judgment, just not the guy for me. We both agreed that it was unacceptable to us that there are kids that don’t have a family. We knew one day that we would foster or adopt.”

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