The Ingrams aren't shy about sharing the joy they have found in their large family.
Trey and Kelli Ingram are an American couple known on Instagram for their heartfelt, committed and Jesus-focused parenting. They home-school their school-age children at their home in North Carolina. When they married, they were initially unable to have children for several years, and were even told that it was possible they may never be able to have them.
But after years of trying, the Ingrams were blessed with many children. Just as they were deciding between going down the route of medical help to conceive or beginning the process of adoption, Kelli became pregnant.
Their first daughter (Lael) was followed by a second (Ruthie) and then a third (Salem). Since the desire to adopt had been burning inside them since before they had children, they decided to welcome a child who did not have biological parents to care for them.
As students, they had volunteered in Romania helping take care of orphans and this experience is etched in their memories forever.
“It was the most heartbreaking, excruciatingly painful thing we’ve ever witnessed in our lives, and leaving those babies there, lying lifeless with blank stares in their cribs is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I knew they were all in need of love, affection, and attachment, and I wanted to just stay there, hold them, and never let go,” Terri told Love What Matters.
So, after having their first three daughters, they adopted a girl (Faith) into their family, and then another (Eden). First they were their foster parents, and later they obtained a court decision to adopt them.
As a lawyer, Trey is very active in adoption legislation and foster care. He started getting involved in this aspect after he and Kelli had a foster child they wanted to adopt taken away from them, despite the child’s mother designating them as the adoptive parents she wanted for her child.
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