Fans of Teen Mom OG have watched Maci Bookout go from a teenage mother to Bentley to a wife and mother to three with husband Taylor McKinney, and while the pair said they are done having children biologically, they aren’t ruling out adoption.
In a candid interview with People, the reality star opened up about her hopes of adding to their family one day. “We’ve both have talked about adoption or fostering in the future, down the road, but we’re not having kids biologically.” She added, “For both of us, it’s one of those things where if we are capable of providing a stable home, healthy relationships and some hope for a child who may not have that or ever experienced it, then we want to.”
The 25-year-old explained that it would be good not only for herself and her husband, but their children as well. “If we are able to do that then why would we not. Plus, I think introducing our children to something like that and giving them that experience and for the other child to be able to have a sibling or healthy relationships with other children… all kids deserve that. If we can give it to them then why wouldn’t we?”
Bookout also explained that having close friends and family including fellow Teen Mom OG stars Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra who have all had experiences with adoption, also influenced her decision. “I have family that has fostered and adopted children and we have friends that have adopted or fostered, so we’ve kind of been introduced to that aspect of it through them. Also watching Catelynn and Tyler’s story and seeing how for them to be strong and selfless to make that decision for Carly, and to see how proud they were to be able to give something like that to your daughter [helped]. If we are able to do that, then we should.”