Family fosters siblings then discovers they’re having twins

first_imgSimon Dannhauer/iStock(NEW YORK) — Kileah and Samuel Junker were thrilled to welcome two siblings, including a newborn, into their family as foster children. Then, less than a month later, they got the news that Kileah was pregnant, with twins.Kileah, 25, and her husband Samuel, 27, reached out to Good Morning America after watching a segment that immediately struck them as familiar: an Ohio couple who learned two weeks after adopting a pair of siblings learned that they were pregnant with twins of their own.The Junkers had always been attracted to the idea of adopting. Samuel lived down the street from an orphanage while stationed with the Navy in Japan and Kileah had always been active helping children through community service with her college basketball team.While stationed in Key West, the couple decided to begin the process of becoming foster parents. They drove three hours to Key Largo once a week to take the required courses to enter the foster care system. Right when they were ready to take in kids in need, Hurricane Irma hit Florida and pushed the process back a couple of months while they recovered.Finally, on Jan. 8, 2018, Kileah and Samuel got the news they could foster two siblings: 17-month-old Zayla and 2-week-old Zymanni.The adjustment didn’t come without struggle. Kileah said Zymanni was born five weeks premature and addicted to drugs and although Zayla was just 17 months old, she had experienced physical and emotional trauma.“It was heartbreaking. We thought our son was cold because he would be shivering all the time. We learned that he was actually going through withdrawals,” Kileah said. “We also got our daughter into the different therapies she needed.”Just when the Junkers were getting a handle on their two new children and their needs, another curve-ball was thrown their way. Just one month after they took in Zayla and Zymanni they learned that Kileah was pregnant – with twin girls.“I was pretty much in disbelief,” Kileah said. “Everything happened so quickly. We were happy but it was hard to be happy, because we felt like the kids that we fostered needed more time and love. It’s hard for a child to adjust when you go from not being loved and then throw more kids in the mix.”Just like that, their new family of four changed to a family of six. After spending nine years in the Navy, Samuel changed his role so that he would no longer be deployed and could spend time with his family.On April 2, 2019, the Junkers legally adopted Zayla and Zymanni and their house full of children has become their new normal.“The house is never quiet and it’s always something,” Kileah said. “It’s so nice to see the kids playing together.”The couple says this process with their new family has been a journey that has shown them a lot about themselves.“We are just trying and grateful,” Kileah said. “We know the journey won’t be easy but we are killing it. God is not going to give us anything we can’t handle. We are thankful.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgWhile most of us will be watching the St.Patrick’s Day Parade at home, Alan Parke will be doing it in style.Alan was the winner of the Dry Arch Complex Trip To New York for St Patrick’s Day. Alan was picked from a free draw for customers of the complex which is doing a roaring trade since it reopened before Christmas.Needless to say Alan will be painting the Big Apple green.He is pictured receiving his prize form members of staff at the Dry Arch Complex.  ALAN GETS READY TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE! was last modified: February 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alan Parkecompetition winnerDry Arch Complexnew yorklast_img read more

Lampard wanted by Arsenal – report

first_imgFrank Lampard is wanted by Arsenal, according to the Sunday Mirror.It is claimed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is weighing up whether to make an offer for the 34-year-old midfielder in January or wait until his Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season.The Sunday People say Lampard’s uncle Harry Redknapp wants to take him to QPR on a two-and-a-half-year contract.The People also say Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala – managed by former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink – are looking to sign Fernando Torres.Hiddink has a good relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and the pair are understood to have discussed Torres’ current problems at Stamford Bridge.Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is finalising a £12m January bid for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge, according to the Sunday Express.And the Sunday Mirror suggest striker Darrent Bent could join QPR from Aston Villa despite falling out with Redknapp when they were at Tottenham.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers receiving corps needs help: Can Marquise Goodwin’s return open things up?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Scrolling through the NFL reception leaders in search of a 49ers player is enough to get a repetitive strain injury. Click down past the top 10 … past the top 20 … past the three Los Angeles Rams … and aha!There’s tight end George Kittle, tied at No. 42 (with 23 catches). For an actual 49ers wideout you have to keep drilling all the way down to No. 83, Pierre Garcon (16 catches).This wasn’t the way it was supposed be, obviously, and hardly the recipe for a team preparing to duel …last_img read more