As any casual reader of this blog may have already
determined, I have a particular interest in the college-going ways of
twins, triplets and other multiples. In particular, I'm on the lookout
for how multiples (and their parents) pay for college. This will be a
personal consideration for me one day, and I think I can provide value
to others in helping them to work through this unique financial
With that backdrop, I was pretty intrigued to stumble across a story about the Jackson quadruplets who recently started college together at Hollins University.
The fact that they're all going to school together is rare enough, and
the fact that they're identical is rarer still. However, the thing
that amazed me most about their story had nothing to do with college or
finances. It was the fact that they're adopted! What an inspiration!
just about every other parent, I would not trade anything for my kids,
and I'm honestly glad that our children came to us this way. It's not
easy, though, and I don't think most people would make the upfront
choice to have more than one child at a time. To voluntarily offer a
happy and secure life to four children at once is a very impressive act
of kindness, especially when the Jacksons already had two children. I'm
very aware of how fortunate I've been as an adoptee, and I admire the
courage and selflessness displayed by this family.
Congrats to all of the Jacksons.