Alicia Dougherty and her husband, Josh, experienced nine years of infertility and losses.
They knew they wanted to be parents, so they started looking into foster care and adoption.
"We both just wanted to be parents, and it didn't matter how we became parents. When we looked into the forms of adoption, we realized over 100 thousand children in the U.S.A. are in the foster care system waiting for a family, so that seemed like the right path for us."
The Dougherty family quickly grew from zero to 10 children in just eight years.
"Six are adopted from foster care, and four ended up being miracle biological babies," said Alicia.
When the pandemic started, as a way to keep herself and her children entertained, Alicia began sharing parts of her day on social media. She quickly gained a following, with hundreds of thousands of people checking in daily to see how they're doing.
Alicia hopes sharing her family's story will inspire other families to look into adoption and foster care.
Today on Connections, Alicia shares what a day is like in their household and why they've decided to share their lives online. She'll also share the role that faith has played throughout their journey.