The more the merrier — at least for Maci Bookout's son Bentley when it comes to siblings! The Teen Mom OG star is feeling the pressure to adopt from her oldest child on the latest episode of the MTV series.
"Remember when we were talking about adopting another kid?" Bentley, 9, asked his mom in the sweet family moment. "When are we going to do it?" When Maci's husband Taylor McKinney asks why he wants the couple to adopt, Bentley confirms he wants someone else to play with — preferably another brother.
Maci and Taylor went to meet with an adoption agency shortly after their talk and revealed they did not want to adopt a baby or toddler but rather an older child who needed a good home. And Bentley's wish may be coming true sooner than he expects, with the couple planning to add to their family in the next two or three years.
Along with Bentley, Maci is a mom to two-year-old daughter Jayde and 22-month-old son Maverick. The reality star recently revealed she was looking to adoption after she suffered a miscarriage last year. "If you seriously want to have another baby, then I’ll do it. But I still want to adopt too. If that’s really what you want naturally, I want to do it now but you're forgetting something," she said to her hubby on the show earlier this year. She went on to explain how the couple lost a baby girl they were planning on naming Dandelion.
"I think it’s important for people that are watching that we talk about it," she continued. However, this might not be the best time for Maci to adopt, seeing as she just filed two protective orders against her ex and baby daddy Ryan Edwards following his arrest last week.
"She absolutely guards the kids. Maci will always protect the kids as she should and needs to," a source told Us Weekly. "There was a good deal of the discussion at the reunion about her protecting the kids from Ryan. Ryan needed more inpatient treatment, longer than what he previously got."
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