Will Bentley have a brother or a sister?
Some people were just born to be parents, and Maci Bookout is clearly one of them. Her family has been growing slowly but surely over the years after her teenage pregnancy with Ryan Edwards landed her a gig on 16 and Pregnant. Things look drastically different for her these days, and now she’s the mother of three and married to her new man, Taylor McKinney.
Three children is nothing to sneeze at, and for many people it would be overwhelming to even think of having a fourth. But Maci Bookout has been open about wanting to adopt another child for some time now. Recently, though, there’s been a huge shakeup in her family as her baby daddy Ryan Edwards was arrested for drug possession despite trying to get sober. Could that change Maci’s thoughts on the matter?
Now, Maci is speaking out about her plans to adopt another baby, and it’s clear that her children are ready for another sibling!
When it comes to the most stable Teen Mom family, Maci Bookout ’s family of five is a strong contender for the title. Ever since she locked it down with her husband Taylor McKinney, clips from her household have looked pretty close to domestic bliss. Taylor has been a strong father for his children and a great stepdad to Bentley, and the couple even has a growing business in their Things That Matter clothing line. But are they soon going to have another child to love and take care of?
Maci’s desire to adopt a child is no secret. She’s been open about giving a child in need a family for over a year now. But it’s not a decision that can be rushed in to, and it will affect more than Maci and Taylor; it will also affect their kids!
In this clip for an upcoming episode of Teen Mom OG, the married McKinneys discuss the topic with their children, Bentley, Jayde, and Maverick. In fact, it’s Bentley who brings the topic up!
“Remember when we were talking about adopting another kid?” Bentley asks his parents. “When are we going to do it?”
“I don’t know,” Taylor reveals. “You like the idea?”
Bentley reveals that he’s excited about having somebody else to play with!
It’s clear that little Jayde wants a sister, but Bentley wants to have another brother. “You’ll have three brothers?” Maci asks. “You’ll definitely never have a boyfriend!”
What’s more is that Maci and Taylor might adopt in addition to having another biological child!
Ready or Not
“What kind of timeline were you thinking about for adoption?” Taylor asked his wife in a previous episode.
Maci revealed, “A year, two years… But we both agreed that when we adopt, we do not want to adopt a baby. We want to adopt a child.” They went on to agree that they would want a child between four and six years old.
“If you still want another baby, then I’ll do it — but I still want to adopt, too. And if that’s really what you want naturally, I want to do it now,” Maci revealed.
Maci and Taylor aren’t those to get their children excited about nothing. The fact that they’re discussing the possibility of adoption with their little ones means that the process might already be in the works! Unfortunately, it’s not the peaceful time that parents would want to welcome another child into, considering Maci has just filed for a restraining order against Ryan Edwards after his relapse, according to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup.