Aaron and Rachel Halbert had long dreamed of becoming parents, but Rachel had a very hard time getting pregnant.
They instead opted to adopt two children, one boy and one girl.
But that decision would face some strong reactions – just because the kids were dark-skinned.
“We knew, especially in the South, that a white couple with non-white children would draw a myriad of different reactions. There will always be the older white woman in Walmart who stared at us with sheer disgust, or the African-American mother who looked at us and just shook her head,” Aaron told the Washington Post.