This couple adopted a baby after wife got cancer — then she got pregnant

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Five years ago, as she was treated for stage 3 breast cancer,
the thought of having children was the furthest thing from Aly
Taylor's mind

Aly, who was 24 at the time, had been trying to get pregnant
when doctors discovered her cancer.

After she underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy,
doctors informed her and her husband, Josh, that radiation
treatment had made her unable to conceive. So the couple
considered adoption.

Meet 'Rattled' couple who grew their family despite cancer

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The high school sweethearts from Louisiana, who are featured on
the TLC show "Rattled," ended up adopting a baby girl,
Genevieve, in 2015.

However, when Genevieve was 9 months old, Aly started feeling
nauseous and dug up an old pregnancy test she had in the house.
The couple was stunned to learn she was pregnant.

"Oh my goodness, it was crazy,'' Aly told Hoda Kotb and Kathie
Lee Gifford on TODAY Wednesday. "Because it wasn't like doctors
told us there was a slim chance that it would happen, it was
that it was impossible.

"It's truly a miracle."

One month into Aly's pregnancy, Genevieve's birth mother
contacted the couple to say she was pregnant again. She asked
if they were interested in adopting Genevieve's biological
sister.

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The woman's due date was only days from the due date for the
Taylors' daughter, Vera, who is now a year old.

"She said, 'Aly we're not expecting you to adopt this baby
because you're pregnant,' but immediately my heart was drawn to
this baby,''' Aly said in an episode of "Rattled." "I just
could not imagine saying no to another baby when at one point
we didn't know if we'd ever have children."

The Taylors temporarily moved to Kentucky from Louisiana so
they could be present for both births, which occurred only 11
days apart.

Just like that, they were a family of five after welcoming
Genevieve's biological sister, Lydia, and then Vera.

"It's so much better than we could've ever dreamed,'' Josh, 32,
said on TODAY. "If you had asked us five years ago, 'Give us
your dream, write it down,' our dreams would come up so short
of where we've ended up."

Aly, 30, has now been cancer-free for five years.

"You know, being a breast cancer survivor, thinking that this
wasn't possible, that I might not be here, (and) that we would
have these three beautiful blessings,'' Aly told Hoda, a fellow
breast cancer survivor.

The couple have since heard from people struggling with
infertility, adoption and cancer who were inspired by their
story on "Rattled," which focuses on five couples adjusting to
parenthood.

"The goal is to give people hope,'' Josh said on TODAY. "To
know that when it's dark, it's gonna get better."

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