Several months later, though, the couple were in for a shock. Jessaka had gotten pregnant after all, much to their surprise. Then, in 2014 Noah was born. However, their son’s arrival didn’t change their plans. Indeed, they were still determined to have a large family and carried on with their adoption efforts.
In particular, the Clarks wanted to adopt a group of siblings. As Joshua explained to People in May 2017, “There was a huge need, especially for larger sibling groups. They are normally split up and that’s detrimental — it was in our hearts to open our home to them.”
As a result, in January 2015 Jessaka and Joshua were assigned to a case worker to help with the search. However, over the next year, although they were matched with several potential children, the adoptions never worked out. Then, at the start of 2016 the Clarks received a phone call.