‘Little Couple’ Dr. Jennifer Arnold & Bill Klein Share Adoption Struggles

Wed, October 16, 2013 9:55am EST by 79 Comments
Little Couple Adoption Struggle
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The ‘Little Couple’s journey to adopt their daughter from India was delayed for months, and Jen worried the whole time that her little girl’s health was not strong. Jen and Bill shared emotional moments from their adoption process on their show’s Oct. 15 episode.

Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein just united with their 2-year-old daughter Zoey, on Oct. 14 — but their road to adoption was full of heartache and struggle. On The Little Couple, the pair opened up about their struggles — and showed the shocking moment when they got a phone call further delaying the adoption!

‘Little Couple’ Adoption Struggle: Zoey’s Health Scares Jen Arnold & Bill Klein

The couple anxiously awaited the moment they would get the go-ahead to bring their daughter home, but the process got very complicated when the adoption agency revealed that the couple would have to wait even longer before making the journey to India.  “I got a phone call from the adoption agency,” Bill told Jen. “It’s a bit of a delay.” 

Jen and Bill looked absolutely devastated when they found out they would have to wait even longer to bring Zoey home. Even more so because they were excitedly preparing to take their son Will to India to meet her.

Adding even more concern into the process, Jen revealed that she was afraid of how slowly Zoey was developing. Zoey has dwarfism, and is very small, but Jen was especially concerned for her health when she saw the girl’s growth charts. At 2 years old, she was only 23 inches tall and 15 pounds, and Jen feared that “she may be undernourished.”

‘Little Couple’ Adopt Daughter Zoey

Luckily, Jen and Bill’s struggle to adopt their daughter finally paid off! They were able to travel to India and officially unite with their little girl on Oct. 14.

“We are thrilled to announce that we’ve picked up our beautiful daughter, Zoey, from India today,” the couple told People in a statement. ”Our hearts have grown in the past six months as new parents to William, and we are excited and overjoyed to welcome Zoey to our family and watch Will becoming a loving big brother.”

What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Are you glad that Bill and Jen opened up about their adoption struggles on the show?

WATCH: ‘The Little Couple’ Countdown To Adopting Zoey In India

– Kristine Hope Kowalski

More Dr. Jennifer Arnold & Bill Klein News:

  1. ‘The Little Couple’ Stars Dr. Jennifer Arnold & Bill Klein Adopt A Girl
  2. ‘The Little Couple’ Stars Dr. Jennifer Arnold & Bill Klein Adopt A Boy
  3. ‘The Little Couple’ Stars’ Surrogate Had A Miscarriage

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Posted at 1:02 PM on February 16, 2015  

When will the Arnold’s and Kleins be back on TV? We love and miss them!

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Sonja Dunning

Posted at 7:24 PM on December 27, 2014  

Omg I can’t get enough of the Arnold’s or Kleins! I have laughed cried and prayed with this beautiful loving family you are all so lucky to have eachother. I wish you all the best and look forward to watching those beautiful children grow and thrive with there loving parents.

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Anita Thomas

Posted at 7:53 AM on November 21, 2014  

WOW, can you people, kiss Will’s @$$ much more, than you are lapping it up now? This kid id A: BAD, B:SPOILED TO THE CORE, C:HE HAS “NO” DOSCIPLINE WHAT SO EVER AND, D:JUST BECAUSE HE IS ADOPTED, HE DOES “NOT” NEED TO BE TREATED ANYMORE SPECIAL, THAN ANY OTHER CHILD!!!!!!!

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linda swetz

Posted at 9:59 PM on December 1, 2014  

wow you are one miserable person

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Posted at 1:41 PM on June 16, 2014  

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Amanda Bizub

Posted at 10:40 PM on March 25, 2014  

I love your parenting style. Your both so warm and loving with your children. My heart could burst with joy seeing you two with your babies. Thank you for allowing us (the public) into your private life. Your an inspiration to the world with your love and patience (even if you don’t think so). I wish you all MANY healthy, loving, beautiful years of happiness. Family is priceless.

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Posted at 12:05 AM on May 28, 2014  

Yes, I agree with You Amanda. When I saw first time these series I cried. The one with Zoy’s adoption. I respect Jennifer for her fight. I like the way Bill helps her. I wish them all the best.

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Rose Marie Eldred

Posted at 10:31 PM on March 18, 2014  

Bill, Jen , William & Zoey,

Here is wishing all of you a wonderful life together. God must be looking down on you- because he gave you each other. I love your show, I record all of the shows. Are you guys going to be putting out a DVD, I hope so, it would be a must have DVD’s on my Christmas list.


Rose Marie Eldred

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Brenda Spencer

Posted at 3:44 PM on March 1, 2014  

I am so thrilled your cancer is in remission and hope NEVER returns. Will is such an aforabe child and he has such good parents. Dr Jen I loved you day with Will. I understood how you felt about your one on one with him. Gosh when he put his arm around you my heart broke for you for that special day.with you. The kids are lucky to have you as parenys and you are lucky for having you and Bill. You will remain in my prayers.

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