After years of trying to conceive, Sarah and Andy decided to give adoption a try. After an excruciating process, the couple was finally given babies. This tearjerking real life story of what happened right after the adoption will be sure to surprise you.
Andy and Sarah would stop at nothing to become parents. Because the Justices wanted to be parents more than anything they decided to begin the adoption process. As many people know, the adoption process can be grueling and at times even as frustrating as trying to conceive naturally. Way before the point of bringing a child home, the Justices first needed to apply to an adoption agency. Then, once the agency reviews and accepts the application, Sarah and Andy had to complete a home study.
Family of Two
Sarah and Andy Justice were happy and loved their life together. They always knew they wanted to grow their family and become parents.
Sarah and Andy Justice lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Once they decided to go to a fertility specialist, the couple had trouble finding a good fertility specialist in their hometown. Eventually, they found a doctor that could help them get pregnant, but there was one inconvenience. The fertility specialist they wanted was all the way in St. Louis, MO. Even though the distance posed a problem, Sarah and Andy were determined to have kids and they would not let anything get in their way.
More Bad News
Getting to Missouri from Oklahoma for fertility treatment was quite a mission for Sarah and Andy. The year was 2014 and the couple left their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma and trekked to a doctor’s office in Missouri. The Justices were so determined to get pregnant that they drove for six long hours to reach the fertility expert in Missouri. Sadly, once they arrived in Missouri, Sarah and Andy received disappointing news. The visit was not successful and it seemed that there was no change Sarah could get pregnant.
The fertility specialist had some unfortunate news for the Justices. The specialist told Sarah and Andy that even though they were good candidates for in-vitro fertilization, their chance of getting pregnant was still only 10%. Also, the process of in-vitro fertilization was much more invasive than the couple realized. Besides being really invasive, in-vitro fertilization is also incredibly expensive. Still, the Justices were not out of luck. Even though plan A and plan B did not work out, they were ready to turn to plan C!
The process of in vitro fertilization is not cheap at all and can range from about $12,000- $15,000 for a basic IVF cycle. The fertility treatment is rarely covered by insurance. If the Justices went through with IVF, they found out they would have to pay between $30,000 and $60,000 just to try to get pregnant. The high cost and the low likelihood that IVF would work had the Justices thinking outside of the box. Adoption became the logical next step.
Anything for a Baby
Every step of the way, the Justices were met with hurdles to jump over. All they wanted was to provide a wonderful home for a child, but adoption is no easy process. While the adoption route presented many more obstacles to get through, Sarah and Andy would stop at nothing to figure out a way to have children. They knew that getting through the adoption system could take years. Nevertheless, Sarah and Andy wanted a newborn baby and were determined to do anything.
After applying to an adoption agency and going through a home study, the next step is to interview. Just thinking about interviews gives most people some anxiety, but they are a huge part of the adoption process. Sarah and Andy had to go through a series of interview with prospective birth mothers. These high-pressure interviews would determine whether or not the Justices would be able to adopt a baby. By the end, the Justices were drained and exhausted. Unfortunately, Sarah and Andy’s struggle was not even close to over.
After an extensive interview process, the Justices finally got some good news. One birth mom decided to give the Justices her baby! Sarah and Andy could not believe the good news. All they wanted was to hold their new child! The Justices made sure to support the birth mother through her pregnancy, they couldn’t wait to meet their new family member. Sadly, just as their dream of having a baby began to come to fruition, things took a turn for the worst.
Last Minute Change
Just when Sarah and Andy thought they were done waiting for a baby, the birth mom changed her mind at the last minute. The birth mother decided to keep the baby, and the devastating news completely broke the Justices. Even though Sarah and Andy were heartbroken, they decided to move on and try again. The resilient couple was nowhere near ready to give up and move on. Sarah and Andy knew they were meant to be parents.
Still, in the midst of heartache and disappointment, Sarah and Andy decided to push on with the adoption process. They recontacted the adoption agency and let them know they still wanted to adopt. The Justices went on another interview and found another birth mother that wanted to give her baby to the Justices. Again, just as things were moving forward, the second birth mother backed out of the plan and decided to keep her baby at the last minute.
Understandably, Sarah and Andy were disappointed and almost completely discouraged. Still, they continued to pray for the family they wanted. Somehow, the couple persevered and found the strength within themselves to keep trying. No matter what happened, the Justices would never be ready to call it quits. Little did they know that good news was right around the corner. Very shortly after the second birth mom backed out of the adoption, Andy and Sarah received one more call.
One Last Chance
Just at the moment when the Justices were at their lowest, Sarah received a call that would change the course of her and Andy’s life. For the first time in a while, the phone rang with good news. Again the agency called to let the Justices know that there was a pregnant woman who chose Sarah and Andy to be the parents of her unborn child. There was something different about this birth mother that seemed promising.
The Justices met with the birth mom and she even included them in an ultrasound appointment with her. While Sarah and Andy and the birth mother were at the doctor’s appointment, something peculiar showed up on the scan. At first, the Justices were nervous, but this time the surprise was a good one! Everything looked normal and the baby was healthy…or should we say, babies! The doctor saw three separate and strong heartbeats show up on the ultrasound monitor.
Family of Five
Seeing three separate hearts beating on the ultrasound monitor completely shocked the birth mother and Sarah and Andy. The Justices struggled to get one baby, so three babies seemed like a fantasy. There was no chance Andy and Sarah were going to back out now. They knew those three babies were meant to be their children, so they decided to move forward with the adoption process. Sarah and Andy were ready to become the parents they had always dreamed of being.
Despite the fact that the Justices had been trying for years to have kids, they were not prepared to have so many at one time. Getting pregnant with triplets naturally is pretty rare. Just as Sarah and Andy always do, they saw the best of a challenging situation. They had wanted to have more than one child eventually, so instead of having to go through the adoption process multiple times to have kids, they were able to get the family they wanted in one go.
Sarah and Andy got to work immediately. They could not wait to meet their new babies and they wanted their home to be ready for when they arrived! The Justices started buying cribs and strollers. They purchased all of the major baby necessities and baby proofing their whole house. Their dream of becoming parents had been a long time coming. Now, Sarah and Andy could finally be the parents they dreamed of and they could not have been more excited!
Party of Five
It was May 2013 and the time finally arrived for Andy and Sarah to meet their new babies! The birth mother’s water broke and she went into labor eight weeks early. Andy and Sarah met the birth mom at the hospital and waited patiently for hours anticipating the arrival of their new babies. Finally, after a long and hard labor, the birth mother delivered three tiny three-pound babies. The newborn triplets, Hannah, Joel, and Elizabeth were ready to meet their new parents.
The fact that Hannah, Joel, and Elizabeth were born eight weeks early was a little bit alarming for new parents, Sarah and Andy. Because they were born prematurely, the triplets had to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit for some time before they were allowed to be taken home. While in the hospital, the newborn babies developed more and more. Each day the triplets grew stronger until they could finally leave the hospital and go home with their new parents.
One Week Later
Just one week after the triplets were born, Sarah began to feel sick. The adoption process and birth of the triplets had been very stressful on the Justices, so Sarah decided to visit her doctor to check on her health. The new mom wanted to make sure she was healthy enough for the triplets to come home. The doctor thoroughly examined Sarah and tested her for various illnesses. After some time, the doctor returned after he found out why Sarah wasn’t feeling well!
When the doctor returned to the waiting room, he let Sarah know that she was not sick at all. After the doctor ran a series of tests, he discovered that Sarah was actually pregnant! The good news was almost too shocking to believe. Understandably, Sarah was completely surprised by the miracle of her pregnancy. After many years of trying to conceive, she was finally pregnant one week after she adopted triplets! Still, there was one more huge surprise though…
The doctor told Sarah that she was pregnant with another set of multiples! The new mom of triplets was now pregnant naturally with twins after years of thinking she was barren! If anyone else was in the same situation as Andy and Sarah, they probably would feel that this new pregnancy came at the worst time. As we know by now, Sarah and Andy aren’t like anyone else. They take each challenge they are faced with and find the positive in it.
The Justices saw the humor in the situation they were in could not have been happier! Still, they couldn’t believe they were having five babies all under the age of one! Even though the new parents were overwhelmed by the news of multiple multiples, they were still so excited to grow their family even more. Sarah and Andy took a tough situation and moved forward with it. The Justices saw the new pregnancy as a blessing. They could not wait to meet their biological twins.
Family of Seven
A few more months passed, and just as the Justices were getting used to life with the triplets, Sarah went into labor. The twins were on their way into the world and ready to join this new and growing family. Finally, after a long labor, Sarah delivered her new twins, Andrew and Abigail. Everything went well and Sarah and Andy were ecstatic and ready to adjust to life with five babies. Life with five new babies was a huge change!
How To Feed A Large Family
Fortunately, with the help of the community, family, and friends, Sarah and Andy got all the support they needed. As the Justices adjusted to life without much sleep, members of Tulsa’s Eastland Baptist Church came to Sarah and Andy’s rescue in the nick of time. The church members were ready to chip in and help by donating food to the new family of seven. Community members cooked meals for the Justices and even sent them baby formula.
Some friends even offered to help babysit while the couple was at work. Friends and church members were not the only people to offer their times and money. Donations poured in from all over the state. Total strangers pitched in by sending diapers, bottles, blankets, and clothes. Sarah and Andy were so grateful because they really needed the help and the extra diapers. The new family of seven was going through more than 300 diapers and 84 bottles a week!
The new family of seven grew so much that they needed to rearrange many things. Their schedules completely shifted, and they had to buy a bigger van. They also had to learn how to tell all of their babies apart. Sarah and Andy decided to paint their babies’ toenails with different nail polish colors to remember which baby was which. The nail polish system made it much easier for Sarah and Andy to distinguish each child and figure out feeding and changing schedules.
They Went Viral
It did not take long for the Justice’s remarkable story to hit the internet and go viral. Once the family’s phenomenal story spread, the Justices became internet sensations. Everyone wanted to know about the family of seven. At first, the Justice’s story garnered attention from Facebook and they gained tons of followers. Soon after, people all over the world were interested in seeing the family’s photos and updates. Then, shortly after the story went viral, the family discovered one more huge surprise!
Family of Eight
Though it may be hard to believe, Sarah found out she was pregnant again! The Justice’s welcomed their sixth baby in 2016! Even though the Justices already had their hands full with six children, they both agreed that they wouldn’t have it any other way. Sarah and Andy Justice love being parents more than anything and they couldn’t wait to add another baby to their family. Sarah told the Today show, “It was something we’ve wanted so badly that we love it. We just really love having these children.”
What’s One More
If you already have five children in one year, adding one more in two years is a piece of cake. The Justices are used to having their hands full at all times, so adding another baby into an already full household was not too overwhelming. In some ways, having their sixth baby was easier because it was Sarah and Andy’s first non-multiple child! On the other hand, six young kids at the same time definitely pose some unique challenges.
It is no surprise that having eight people under one roof can get pretty hectic. Just remembering each child’s name can get a little confusing. The oldest triplets are Joel, Hannah, and Elizabeth. The twins, Abigail and Andrew arrived a couple months after the trio. Most recently, baby number six joined the squad. Despite the family’s challenges, they are a pretty happy bunch. Just take a peek at how adorable all of the kids look celebrating the fourth of July!
So, who is the newest member of the Justice family? A precious baby boy named Caleb joined the Justice clan in 2016. Around the time he was born, the triplets turned four years old and the twins turned three and a half years old. For the family of eight, home has become a place that is loud and busy, to say the least. Luckily for Sarah and Andy, most of their children are out of diapers and in the process of potty trained.
Dream Come True
In an interview with Babyology, Sarah Justice opened up and got candid about life with six kids under the age of five. She shared, “Having a number of children is a dream come true. When you wait for something you appreciate it that much more when you get it.” After years of trying to have kids, the mother of six was so grateful for her opportunity to be a mom that she doesn’t even mind being so busy.
Since the Justices have expanded their family, many aspects of their lives have changed. Right now, the family has been shifting the way they sleep. The mother of the multiples also shared that all five toddlers are in the process of transitioning into toddler beds. She admitted, “Having five in toddler beds is an adventure. But we are getting there.” Moving five kids that are three to four-year-olds from cribs to beds is a huge feat. Clearly, Sarah and Andy have an immense amount of patience.
So, we are sure you were wondering how the Justices keep up with so many young children at one time. They do it all by having an extremely organized schedule. Organized plans are crucial when you have a big family. The family of eight starts their day off with a morning walk. After the stroll, typically the toddlers have playdate plans with friends and relatives. Then the playdates are often followed by family household chores that are done all together.
Anyone with just one growing toddler knows that potty training can take over a parent’s life. Now multiply that by five! A huge part of the family’s day is devoted to bathroom breaks. Sarah got candid with Babyology about the struggle with bathroom time. She shared, “Potty breaks are a big part of our day when you have five children at the same life stage.” Luckily, the Justices will get through that milestone soon and move on to other cleaner activities.
It is pretty incredible that the Justice children will never be left out without anyone to be with. At school, these kids will not ever have to worry about not having someone to sit with at lunch or not having a friend to play with. The mom of six shared, “We never lack playmates and work to promote love and care between the siblings. Our children will always have a friend and will never need to feel lonely.”
Come a Long Way
Over the years, the Justice family has grown and changed a lot. Sarah and Andy have come a long way from having to use 84 bottles and 300 diapers a week. Now, when Sarah and Andy feed baby Caleb, they only need one bottle at a time. According to the parents of six, all of the other kids “absolutely adore their baby Caleb.” The toddlers love playing with their new baby brothers and showering him with hugs and kisses.
It is pretty incredible to see how the story of Sarah and Andy’s family has played out. It all started with just the two of them and their struggle to conceive. Now they are in a totally different place in their lives as a family of eight! Sarah shared that she feels lucky that the siblings get along really well. She told Babyology, “He has the best fan club ever and we cannot imagine life without the sweetest, most loved little guy in the world.”
After three years of marriage, the Justices felt something was missing. They decided it was time to grow their family. Unfortunately, having babies was not easy for the Justices. For three long years, the sweet couple tried to have babies naturally with no success. Struggling to get pregnant began to put a strain on their marriage. Times were tough but they finally decided it was time to try something else. Sarah and Andy tried to find a fertility doctor.
The gorgeous Dahm triplets obviously have much more in common than most siblings do, so when they decided to take a DNA ancestry test, the triplets expected their results to be almost the same. Something else was revealed in the tests that surprised the sisters.
Three Times a Charm
Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn Dahm were born on December 12, 1977, and in that order. From the moment they came into the world, all eyes were on them. People called them the most beautiful triplets.
The triplets were inseparable and identical. Even their parents couldn’t tell them apart. They said they looked so much alike when they were born that their parents had to mark special dot tattoos on their bottoms so they could tell them apart. Nicole has one tattoo since she was the first out of the womb. Erica has two and Jaclyn have none. The girls had a lot more than looks in common, which proved to be confusing for friends and family.
A Triple Threat
Early on in their lives, Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn got a lot of attention for their good looks and their identical appearance. They grew up in a small town in Jordan, Minnesota and attended the public high school in the area. The triplets could not help but completely stand out in their small midwestern town. After all, the town’s population was less than 30,000! The girls were quickly recognized by friends and modeling agents for their outstanding beauty.
Everything Times Three
Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn did absolutely everything together when they were growing up. They were rarely recognized as individuals. In an interview, the oldest triplet Nicole shared, “We rarely had our own identity. We were always known as ‘You three’ or ‘The Triplets.’” Growing up together, they shared everything. They wore the same clothes, played with the exact same toys and had the same friends, which could sometimes be challenging and a lot to navigate.
It is no surprise that the triplets got into modeling when they were young. No one could deny their beauty individually, and the fact that their good looks were multiplied by three was exceptionally intriguing and alluring. At just 16 years old, the triplets graced the cover of ‘Teen magazine. Readers could not help but gaze at their beautiful blue eyes and their long blonde hair.
The Road to Modeling
The triplets did not plan on sticking with modeling after high school. After senior year, Nicole, Jaclyn, and Erica enrolled in nursing school at the University of Minnesota. One day, while they were roaming around campus they spotted a flier advertisement for a magazine that called for “Girls of the Big Ten special edition.” The Triplets decided to try it out and see if they had a chance at making it. They had no idea what it would lead to.
Willing to Bare It All
Once the Dahm sisters talked to the casting agent and revealed that they were triplets, everything changed. Things started moving fast and Nicole, Jaclyn, and Erica were accepted to try a test shoot. Before they decided to try modeling, all three sisters had to make some big decisions. Would they each be willing to de-robe and bare it all for the public? Still, they never expected to become the first triplets to grace the monthly centerfold.
They Would Have Never…
Before the shoot, the triplets never planned on modeling full time! Back in 1998, the youngest triplet Jaclyn said that her and her sisters “would never have done this as individuals.” The Dahm sisters had no idea what types of opportunities it would lead to in the future. Back in the 90s, the Dahm sisters never expected that modeling would eventually lead them to a revealing DNA test.
Once the magazine came out with the triplets spread, the three sisters became real stars! All of the sudden, opportunities opened up for Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn. The young women dropped out of nursing school to commit to pursuing careers in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. Erica recalled, “Modeling started my life.” She continued,“It started all three of our lives. I would never change it for the world. It created the journey that we’re still on. It’s an amazing experience that I will never give up.”
Triplets Meet World
Once the triplets moved to Los Angeles, opportunities started popping up everywhere. The Dahm sisters typically played the role of the unattainable and beautiful triplets. They even made it onto an episode of Boy Meets World. In the episode “The Honeymoon is Over,” the triplets played three beautiful women that live in the dorm room adjacent from Eric and Jack. The identical sisters also scored roles on Family Feud with their older sister Lisa and their father and ended up winning $10,000!
The triplets took advantage of all of their opportunities. After they won an episode of House Wars, the Dahm sisters were hired on the Fox reality show, Renovate My Family. Dr. Phil’s son, Jay McGraw was the host of the show and took a romantic interest in the middle triplet, Erica. Erica recalled, “Jay knocked on our trailer door and asked to watch a movie…He came in, and we started talking. He made some funny jokes and from then on I couldn’t fight it. It was love at first sight.”
Triplets and Doctors
Once Erica got together with Jay McGraw, other opportunities revealed themselves to the three sisters that would lead to a surprising DNA test. Jay McGraw, Dr. Phil’s son, is one of the executive producers on the popular show The Doctors. The show features a panel of doctors that discuss different medical issues on public television. Oftentimes, celebrities will be featured on the show to add to the discussions and give opinions on certain health matters.
Jay McGraw finally married Erica Dahm in 2006 and had a great idea to feature the triplets on his show, The Doctors. Everyone loved to watch the three sisters and had many questions about their health and life as triplets. Plus, all three sisters were easy on the eyes which always makes for great television. The Dahm triplets started making regular appearances on the show talking about issues ranging from fertility to motherhood. Then The Doctors decided to try something out.
Adding Three More
The triplets helped tremendously with the show ratings, especially when they all got pregnant at the exact same time! The end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010 proved to be big years for the show and for Erica, Jaclyn, and Nicole. The Dahm triplets literally do everything together. They even carried babies during the same time period. Fans could not help but be completely intrigued, and the producers of The Doctors took, even more, interest in the women and wanted to try something out!
It is crazy to think that all three sisters got pregnant within weeks of each other. In an interview, Jaclyn, the youngest Dahm sister, assured, “It must be that triplet bond. It’s weird how fortunate and lucky we’ve all been.” After a triple pregnancy, all three Dahm triplets gave birth to daughters in 2010! After Nicole, Jaclyn, and Erica had their three beautiful baby girls and got settled into motherhood, producers from The Doctors called them again in March 2017 with an interesting idea.
A Strange Request
In March 2017, the producers of the popular show The Doctors, including Jay McGraw (Dr. Phil’s son), approached the Dahm triplets about participating in a new episode of the show. This time the episode would have a different kind of theme. The Doctors wanted to team up with Lisa Guerrero, a journalist from Inside Edition to investigate how reliable an at home DNA ancestry test is. The results from the DNA completely shocked the Dahm triplets and the all of the viewers.
Over the last couple years, DNA tests have become increasingly popular. The more recent advent of at-home DNA ancestry tests have completely exploded in the market. People are desperate to know about their DNA and where they really come from. That is why websites like Ancestry.com and 23andMe have become much more well known. These websites and others offer at-home DNA tests at very reasonable prices. Many companies promise to help customers find out what ethnicities they are made of.
Nowadays, finding out about your DNA is not so complicated. Sometimes companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe even help customers track down long lost relatives. All you have to do is order a special saliva kit that comes to your door. In order for their triplets to find out more about their backgrounds, they have to give a sample of their saliva to one of the companies. Once the company receives the saliva, the triplets DNA is analyzed against many other genetic markers.
The Big Reveal
Just a few couple weeks after the triplets give their DNA to the company, they can find out the results of the DNA tests. Theoretically, the triplets should have almost identical DNA and The Doctors and Lisa Guerrero, the journalist from Inside Edition, were ready to see how reliable the tests were. The triplets offered a perfect way to test the validity of the saliva test. Lisa Guerrero had many suspicions about the reliability of the DNA tests.
They Never Expected This
Back when Erica, Jaclyn, and Nicole were shooting centerfold spreads, they never thought they would get an opportunity like this. They were just three young girls from a small town in Minnesota. They thought they would become nurses one day. Never in a million years did they imagine they would be modeling and guest starring on many reality TV shows. They also never thought they be on The Doctors discovering strange things about their DNA.
The Dahm triplets were happy to take part in this DNA experiment. Since the three women had wanted to be nurses in the past, they were still fascinated by genetic testing and wanted to help improve the system. Still, they did not expect to be surprised by the results of the saliva tests. Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn submitted their saliva tests to 23andme. The results would be revealed to them in a live episode of The Doctors in March 2017.
How Could This Be?
The first of the genetic tests from 23andme was meant to show if Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn were, in fact, identical triplets. And guess what? The Dahm triplets are identical! This was not news to anyone, especially not Erica, Nicole, and Jaclyn. It is pretty obvious that these sisters have more in common than most do. These triplets are so alike that Erica can open up Nicole’s safe because their fingerprints are so similar that they can trick technology!
A Second Test
The doctors made sure to request a second test that would show more than if the triplets were identical. The second test was meant to provide information on where the triplet’s ancestors came from and what countries they originated from. Again, Erica, Nicole, and Jaclyn expected everything to be the same. After all, the Dahm triplets were identical. Doesn’t that mean that their DNA would be the same and therefore, their genetic heritage would also be the same?
A Strange Breakdown
The results of the genetic breakdown were a bit strange, considering the Dahm triplets are identical. While the test did show that 99 percent of their DNA showed European decent, a more detailed break up of their DNA showed very different results, which proved to be confusing to the triplets and the world. For instance, the DNA test claimed that Nicole, the oldest Dahm sister, was 18 percent Irish and British while Erica was only 16 percent Irish and British.
A Bizarre Discrepancy
As the doctors on the show looked further into the results of the 23andme genetic test, there seemed to be even bigger discrepancies. When they looked at the Dahm triplet’s French and German ancestry, something did not add up. While the oldest Dahm sister Nicole seemed to have an 11 percent German and French heritage, her sister’s numbers came up totally different. Jaclyn’s results showed she was 18 percent German and French, while Erica’s said she was 22.3 percent German and French.
Something Doesn’t Match
The results were shocking even more than confusing! The last part of the DNA results took a deeper look into the Dahm triplet’s Scandinavian ancestry. Again, the results did not match up at all! For some reason, Erica and Jaclyn, the youngest sisters, both came back with the exact same results. It seemed that Erica and Jaclyn’s Scandinavian ancestry was exactly 7.4 percent. Surprisingly, Nicole’s results said that she was made up of 11.4 percent Scandinavian ancestry. Something was not right!
The Big Surprise
While the sisters sat on the live set of The Doctors, they could not control their reactions to the shocking results. Nicole was first to admit to the audience, “I’m surprised because we came from the same egg and we have the same DNA.” Dr. Travis Stork, The Doctors’ host, chimed in about the results too. The physician told the Dahm triplets and the audience that these types of genetic tests should be used for “entertainment” instead of as the real evidence of DNA heritage.
How is it Possible?
The Doctors’ host Dr. Travis Stork suggested that the saliva tests for DNA ancestry are still not advanced enough to be 100 percent correct. Dr. Travis Stork added in, “I think the answer here is that we’ve come so far in terms of genetic testing,” he continued, “but you can’t just spit in a cup and have every single answer that you are looking for.” Does this mean that Dr. Travis Stork and Journalist Guerrero don’t agree with these types of tests?
Where Do We Come From
Even though Inside Edition journalist Lisa Guerrero had some reservations about the reliability of these DNA tests, she still admitted that she would use these types of tests in the future. The journalist shared with the Dahm triplets and the audience, “It’s piqued my curiosity.” Journalist Lisa Guerrero continued, “I know I’m Latina on my mom’s side and English on my dad’s side, but I wanna know how much.” Despite not being 100 percent accurate, these tests still give great insights into ancestry.
Journalist Lisa Guerrero and Dr. Travis Stork both acknowledged why these tests are so popular and fascinating to consumers. We all want to know where we come from and what we are made of. After the triplet’s results were revealed, Lisa Guerrero said that she planned on looking into more reliable and professional testing methods. Guerrero told the audience, “I’m going to probably spend a bit more money and do it with a doctor to find out what the real results are. But isn’t it interesting?”
After DNA Testing
The Dahm triplets never expected to be surprised by the results on The Doctors. Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn were just three identical triplets from Jordan, Minnesota. They never expected to help spread awareness about DNA ancestry testing. These three gorgeous young women have obviously come a long way from their days of modeling. Since their time on the show, things have changed quite a bit for the identical sisters. You won’t believe what they are up today.
Where Are They Now?
Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn are still as beautiful as they were back when they were students at the University of Minnesota and they are all still more alike than ever! Not only did they each give birth to daughters within weeks of each other, a few years later, they each gave birth to sons too! Now all three sisters are married and each new mom has one daughter and one son! The Dahm triplets proved they are much more alike than the DNA test revealed.
Since the triplets lives have become much more public, there have been many more rumors about them and their relationships in the news. Just as Dr. Phil and his wife Robin are often in the tabloids for being on the brink of divorce, Phil’s son Jay McGraw and his wife Erica are also subjected to divorce rumors. So, how are Jay and Erica, and are they headed for divorce? Every marriage has its ups and downs, especially for a couple that is often in the public eye.
An Expensive Affair
Jay McGraw and Erica Dahm got married on August 12, 2006, at Phil and Robin’s family home in Beverly Hills. The wedding was very elegant and the ceremony was intimate. Jay and Erica wrote personal vows to each other and read them in front of all 400 guests. Robin, Phil’s wife was emotional after the ceremony. She said, “I looked at his father, and Phillip teared up, and I couldn’t hold it in. So, yeah I cried then. It’s been tears of joy the entire time.”
Asking the Big Questions
When Dr. Phil’s son, Jay McGraw, decided he wanted to spend his life with Erica Dahm, he had to come up with a good way to ask the big question. Jay gave all the details on Dr. Phil. He said, “It was a few days ago that we were in Dallas, Texas and I got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with me.” He gave Erica a five-carat platinum and diamond ring with two green emeralds.
Most brides do not have models that look identical to them as their bridesmaids, but the Dahm sisters are used to standing out in the crowd. Obviously, that was no different on Erica Dahms wedding day when she married Jay McGraw. Erica, Nicole, and Jaclyn were dressed beautifully and totally stole the show. While Erica, the bride wore a very sophisticated floor-length gown created for her by the designer, Chado Ralph Rucci. Nicole and Jaclyn wore beautiful bridesmaid gowns made by the designer, Bradley Bayou.
The McGraw Kids
Now Erica Dahm and Jay McGraw have two adorable children. Crazily enough, their kids are the same age as Erica’s identical triplet sister’s kids! A couple years after Erica and Jay tied the knot, Erica gave birth to a daughter, Aver Elizabeth McGraw. One year later, Erica gave birth to her son, London Phillip McGraw in 2011. Both children seem very happy despite divorce rumors in the media. Both parents and grandparents are very involved in their children’s lives.
Dr. Phil’s Involved
Dr. Phil has been involved with Erica and Jay since the beginning. He even served as his son’s best man in his wedding to Erica. . On Dr. Phil, Jay revealed his “I finally told my parents and they are absolutely ecstatic. They couldn’t be any happier. I think that they love her almost as much as I do.” When Jay told Dr. Phil about his engagement plans, Phil was ecstatic that his son was going to marry the girl of his dreams
Jaclyn’s Main Man
Erica was not the only triplet to marry a very handsome man. Jaclyn Dahm, the youngest triplet, also married a special guy. Billy Dolan is the lucky guy who stole the heart of Jaclyn Dahm. Together they have one daughter and one son, just like Nicole and Erica Dahm. Billy and Jaclyn love to go on special vacations with Erica and Jay McGraw. Sometimes the foursome likes to travel to the beach together or go to fun concerts with each other.
Still, Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn can not believe how far their lives have come since they were three teenagers from a small town in Minnesota. The sisters reflected in an issue of Playboy and said, “It’s something you never experience when you’re from a small town of 2,000 people, and all of the sudden you’re in a magazine all around the world,” says Erica. “It was a fun and fast ride, and the best part was my sisters doing it with me.”
Now that the Dahm triplets have had their taste of the limelight, they can’t seem to get enough. The three identical sisters have been on more television shows and in more films since their Playboy debut. More recently, the Dahm triplets were in a Canadian television show called Relic Hunter about a professor who tried to return ancient artifacts to museums. The sisters have said that they would also love to do more Playboy pictorials in the future.
They Have One More Skill!
Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn are absolutely beautiful and they know how to work a kitchen! These girls have got it all. Because all three Dahm sisters love to cook, they decided to try to make some money off of their talents. The Dahm triplets started a Youtube cooking channel where they showcased special recipes. They also started a cooking website to go with their Youtube channel. Erica, Nicole, and Jaclyn called their website and the channel TripletsGourmet.