For a long time, Carrie and Craig Kosinski believed that they would not be able to have children and therefore chose to adopt. But suddenly Carrie became pregnant, and the family had three pairs of twins, all of whom were miraculously born on the same date.
Carrie and Craig Kosinski, from the US state of Wisconsin, knew it would be difficult, if not impossible, for them to have children. After getting married, Carrie learned that she had the ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ ᴇɴᴅᴏᴍᴇᴛʀɪᴏsɪs, which, among other things, can make it difficult to get pregnant and give birth.
The couple, who live on a farm, had always planned to adopt children, as Carrie is an adopted child herself, but had hoped to have biological children first.
“I was adopted myself and grew up in a family of people. I always wanted a bigger family than that. I know how sad and lonely you feel and that you just want a family that loves you,” Carrie told ABC News in 2017.
It was in July 2013 that an acquaintance from high school contacted the couple and asked if they wanted to adopt the twins she was carrying in her ᴡᴏᴍʙ. The mother already had a pair of twins born in 2013 and would now have two more children, who were also due on the same birthday as the first pair of twins.
Three months after twins Kenna and Adalynn were born on February 28, Carrie and Craig became their guardians. But that was not the last contact they had with the children’s biological mother.
“A year after we adopted the younger pair of twins, we were contacted by her again, and she said that she was not in a good place financially and wondered if we could take her older twins as well.”
The couple agreed, and they were soon parents to JJ and CeCe as well. But, while they were going through the process of officially adopting the children, the family received another piece of good news: Carrie had successfully conceived, and she, too, had twins.
The couple’s biological twins, Clarissa and Karroline, were born in 2017, and on what date if not February 28? In five years, the couple had thus succeeded in becoming parents to three pairs of twins who all shared a birthday.
“There’s never a dull moment in our house,” Carrie told ABC News in 2017.
Since 2017, there have been no more twins, but Carrie and Craig have been able to have two more children, a boy and a girl.