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‘The Little Couple’ to Adopt Second Child with Dwarfism

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold, whose life is chronicled on the TLC reality show “The Little Couple” has announced plans to adopt a second child.  Like their son Will–adopted from China–their second child has dwarfism, a condition that affects both Klein and Arnold.  The couple had attempted to have a biological child using a gestational surrogate, but their surrogate suffered a miscarriage in November 2011 so the couple pursued international adoption.  More on their second child, a girl born in India, from PEOPLE.com:

After years of hoping to become parents and suffering through fertility issues, Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold of TLC’s The Little Couple joyfully welcomed adopted son Will from China – and now tell PEOPLE exclusively they are adopting a 19-month-old girl from India they have named Zoey.

“We’re so delighted that Zoey will be joining our family and that William will have a little sister coming home very soon,” Arnold and Klein said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

Though Zoey – who also has a form of dwarfism like her adoptive parents and new big brother-to-be, Will – is officially their daughter, the couple is waiting on final approvals and dates to be put in place so they can bring her home to Houston.

Since they wed, Klein, 38, and Arnold, 39 have hoped to adopt a child with special needs because of their own experiences with dwarfism.

“We’ve dealt with prejudice and many challenges,” says Arnold. “I feel very lucky and fortunate that I have the wonderful life I have.”

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