One of George W. Bush’s twin daughters has revealed that the former president and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, once struggled for years to conceive and eventually decided to turn to adoption.
But Jenna Bush Hager said her parents were in for a big surprise on the very day they were accepted as prospective adoptive parents.
“My parents couldn’t get pregnant for a lot of years, and so they tried to adopt, and the day they found they were pregnant with us was the day they found out that they had been accepted to adopt,” she told “Today” during a Mother’s Day breakfast special.
The Bush family decided to hold off on their adoption after discovering that Laura was expecting twins Jenna and Barbara.
Her parents’ story has long made an impact on Jenna Bush Hager, as she keeps a special photo of them next to her bed — the very photo the Bushes sent to the adoption agency when they so desperately wanted to have a child.
“My mom used to say, ‘Doesn’t this just look like two people who are desperate to have children?'” she recalled.
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