South Carolina Couple Has Adopted 21 Kids From Around The World
The Thornley family from Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, has adopted 21 children. The South Carolina couple has adopted children from various countries around the world. COUNT ON 2 reports each one a testament to their belief that love, not DNA, makes a family. But, parents George and Diana Thornley work hard to manage the challenges of such a large household. Those challenges include transportation needs and a hefty grocery bill. But the Thornley’s say it’s all worth it in the end. Their newest addition, Chance, was adopted through embryo adoption, a less-known option for building families.
Embryo adoption is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional adoption and fertility treatments. Diana, who was 48 at the time of Chance’s birth, underwent preparation to carry the embryo to term. The method is increasingly seen as an option for older women or couples facing fertility issues. The treatments offer a less costly and potentially less complicated path to parenthood.
The Thornley family’s experience with adoption, particularly embryo adoption, is more than just a personal journey. It’s an inspiration for others. Their story serves to educate about the joys and challenges of having a large and diverse family. The older Thornley siblings say they admire their parents for their dedication to adoption and fostering. Not surprisingly the family is open to the possibility of bringing more children into the fold in the future.