They might not plan on getting pregnant again, but Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney are still hoping to expand their family one day. After opening up about the miscarriage they struggled with on Teen Mom, the couple admitted that they were thinking about going the adoption route instead. Now, they’ve revealed that they’re still considering it — but it might take a little longer than they initially thought.
“We are definitely still wanting to adopt. We don’t really have, like, a timeframe or, like, an exact answer,” the reality star told Us Weekly. “I feel like when we know to start the process, we will start it, but for now we’re happy with where we’re at.”
On an episode of Coffee Convos in August, Maci told her friend Kailyn Lowry that when they talk about adoption, they’re not talking about a newborn. “We don’t want to adopt a baby,” she said back in August. “We want to adopt a child. We want to make sure our family is in a perfect position to do so.”
She’s also talked about it with her kids — and they’re supportive of the idea. Or at least Bentley is. At almost 10 years old, he’s the only one of Maci’s three children that’s really old enough to know what’s going on. Her other kids, Jayde, age three, and Maverick, age two, are a little too young to be part of the conversation. But Bentley’s been pushing for a new sibling. “Remember when we were talking about adopting another kid?” the nine-year-old asked his mom in an April episode of the MTV show. “When are we going to do it?”
This is something that Maci’s been talking about for years, and though she’s not planning on following through in the immediate future, it’s nice to see that she’s still going after what she wants. “We’ve both talked about adoption or fostering in the future, down the road, but we’re not [having kids] biologically,” she told People back in the spring of 2017. “For both of us, it’s one of those things where if we are capable of providing a stable home, healthy relationships, and some hope for a child who may not have that or ever experienced it, then we want to.”
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