Just one pair of twins can be a handful, but how about three sets of them? Meet the Kosinkis, a Wisconsin couple who are the parents of six kids under 5. But that's not even the craziest part of their story. All three sets of twins share the same birthday. What are the odds, right?
Carrie Kosinski and her husband Craig first started their family when they agreed to adopt an acquaintance's unborn twins. "She said she was pregnant and wasn't able to give the babies the lives they deserved and wanted to put them up for adoption," Kosinski told TODAY Parents. The twin girls, Adalynn and Kenna, were born February 28, 2014. Just a year later, the same woman contacted the couple about adopting her older set of then 2-year-old twins, JJ and CeCe. Though statistically improbable, JJ and CeCe had been born on the same day as their younger biological siblings, exactly one year earlier.
According to ABC News, Carrie was adopted as a child and it was always something that she and her husband intended to do. "Adoption was always a part of what we had planned ... we wanted to try to have our own children first and then adopt," she said. "But we were told by the doctors we wouldn't be able to have kids on our own." The 28-year-old woman had earlier been diagnosed with endometriosis, leading the pair to move forward with bringing both sets of twins into their growing family in order to keep all four of the siblings together.
In an even bigger twist, Kosinski wound up conceiving her own biological set of twin girls via IVF treatments in 2015. Their youngest daughters, Clarissa and Karraline, were due June 16 but born prematurely at 24 weeks - on February 28, 2016. All three sets of twins were born by emergency C-section, so the fact that they share the same birthday is purely a bizarre, unplanned coincidence. "I get that question a lot. 'Did you plan it? It was a C-section. It must have been planned,'" Kosinski told People. "No. Mine was at 24 weeks. I did not plan on them being born at 24 weeks."
Now basically twin-experts, Kosinski and her husband are open to having more kids "in a few years" - and would be OK if they wind up twin-parents a fourth time. "Twins would be fun," she told People, joking, "as long as they are born on February 28." In the meantime, the Wisconsin couple have been concentrating on raising money via GoFundMe and Adopt Together to officially adopt their four older kids (the "Quad Squad") - as of now, the couple is the 3- and 4-year-old twins' legal guardians.
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