A Wisconsin couple who were in the process of adopting twins gave birth to their own set of twins.
All of the sets of twins, incredibly, were born on the same date in different years, ABC News reported. It wasn’t planned.
Carrie and Craig Kosinski, who live on a farm in Union Grove, Wisconsin, said they always planned to adopt children.
“Adoption was always a part of what we had planned … but we wanted to try to have our own children first and then adopt,” Carrie Kosinski, who was adopted as a child, told the outlet.
“But we were told by the doctors we wouldn’t be able to have kids on our own,” she said.
Carrie said she was diagnosed with endometriosis, which, according to the Mayo Clinic, “ is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.”
She also had other complications, so they worked to adopt children.
“I was adopted myself, and so I grew up in a family of nine. I always wanted a bigger family than that,” Carrie said. “I know how sad you get and lonely, and you just want a family that’s going to love you.”
An acquaintance of the couple reached out to them in 2013 asking if they would adopt her twins. The Kosinskis then became the legal guardians of the twins, named Kenna and Adalynn, a few months later, ABC Noted.
“A year after we got the younger set [of twins], we were contacted again by her saying that she wasn’t in a good place financially and … asked us if we could take [her] older set of twins as well,” Carrie said.
Carrie and Craig then became the legal guardians of the older twins, JJ and CeCe.
Even though the couple wanted to have their own children before adopting, “We just felt like that was what God wanted us to do, so we decided to put our own plans down and pursue the plan that God had for us and that was to adopt first,” she told Today.com.
Years later, the two found that they were expecting their own twins.
“We were in shock, but super happy,” she said.
“They almost didn’t make it,” Carrie told ABC, adding to Today that she had a C-section. “They’re definitely our little miracle babies.”
“We think it is definitely meant to be that we would have all of them,” Carrie told the Journal Times. “It’s just God’s way of saying here I’m giving you these children as a blessing, and I am going to make it interesting and fun for you by having them all born on the same day.”
What’s more, she said that the parents use prayer to stay calm while taking care of six young children.
Elaborating further, she said that despite sharing the same exact birthday, her twins are unique individuals.
“They are all very different. Each has their very own personality, which is very fun, but we get pulled in six different directions,” she told Today.com.
Having a new set of twins was also not difficult as they already had a routine set in place for the other four children, the mother said.
Now, the family of eight keeps “very, very busy” on their farm, she said, adding: “There’s never a dull moment in our house.”