So exciting! Maci Bookout discussed her thoughts on adopting a child with Taylor McKinney, while catching up with Kailyn Lowry and Lindsie Chrisley on their podcast Coffee Convos. The Teen Mom OG star revealed her plans for the future, as pregnancy rumors continue to swirl.
“We still want to adopt but it’s going to be down the road,” Maci dished. “We don’t want to adopt a baby. We want to adopt a child. We want to make sure our family is in a perfect position to do so.” Fans have been speculating that she’s already expecting a bundle of joy, after seeing what appeared to be a bump under her loose-fitting tump while appearing on the podcast, however she hasn’t confirmed or denied the rumors.
Maci previously revealed that she’s feeling the pressure to adopt from her oldest child on an episode of the MTV series back in April. “Remember when we were talking about adopting another kid?” Bentley, 9, asked his mom. “When are we going to do it?” When Maci’s husband 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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