Jen Arnold and Bill Klein's journey to parenthood over the past few years has been an emotional roller coaster, to say the least, and as they finally reach their destination, with the happy news of not one, but two, new additions to their family, TLC is taking a look back at their struggle in an hour long special—and OKMagazine.com has an exclusive clip.
Bill Klein and Jen Arnold's journey to become parents has been well documented throughout their show, The Little Couple
Bill puts it best himself, summing up their epic emotional battle to achieve their dream of being parents perfectly in one short sentence!
"The road to paradise has been quite a journey!" He says.
"Full of twists and turns!" Dr. Jen adds.
And, it really has.
After undergoing rigorous testing, Jen was given the heartbreaking advice not to get pregnant herself, due to her skeletal dysplasia
Cameras have followed the couple—who wed in 2008 and first appeared on TV in a May 2009 hour long special called Little People: Just Married—throughout the early days of their marriage, and their struggle to start a family has been well documented throughout the show's history.
As previously reported, after undergoing a series of rigorous tests, Jen, who is 3'2" and works as a pediatric doctor at the Texas Children's Hospital, was given the heartbreaking advice not to try to get pregnant herself, due to her skeletal dysplasia, a bone-growth disorder.
Bill and Jen were ecstatic to learn their surrogate was pregnant, but tragically she soon lost the baby
The couple immediately started looking into their best options and Jen subsequently had her eggs harvested and implanted into a surrogate.
The treatment worked pretty much straight away, but tragically, the surrogate lost the baby in the early stages of pregnancy.
Both Jen and Bill were clearly overcome with emotion the first time they saw their son Will
And that's when the happy ending finally begins!
3-year-old Will was born in China, and like his parents he suffers from a form of dwarfism
Bill and Jen were ecstatic when they learned they had been matched with Will, an adorable 3-year-old boy from China, who, like both his adopted parents, suffers from a form of dwarfism.
The excited new mom and dad flew to Asia to meet their son and have since brought him home to America.
Will made his world debut on the Katie Couric show!
Then, hot on the heels of their first adoption, Bill and Jen learned the happy news that they had also been matched with Zoey, a 19-month-old girl from India, who also has dwarfism.
Although Will is already a TV veteran, having made his small screen debut on the Katie Couric show where his proud parents introduced him to the world—we have yet to meet Zoey, but if she is even half as adorable as her big brother we're going to have our hearts stolen!
The proud parents! Finally Bill and Jen's dream is acheived with not one, but two children!
In the meantime, tune into TLC on Tuesday at 10/9 central to watch Bill and Jen's journey to parenthood.
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