A mother often said how she is raising her biological son and his twin brothers as triplets, and that if you tell them they aren’t, they will “tear you apart.”
When Alicia Dougherty, the matriarch of the Dougherty Dozen, published the news on her TikTok page, it made many smile, mainly because the kids are of various colors and heights.
The boys are all the same age and in second grade, which is equivalent to year three in the United Kingdom.
We can’t think of three prouder siblings.
Alicia was responding to a question about her “triplets,” in which she adopted six children and gave birth to four.
“Our adopted twins and biological son are all in second grade and have been raised as triplets for the majority of their lives,” she said.
“Don’t tell them they’re not triplets or they’ll tear you apart,” she continued.
People flocked around Alicia and the boys, who appeared to be completely dedicated to each other.
“It doesn’t matter what color their skin is, you can see how much they love each other… “Triplets for life,” one individual stated.
Another said, “Look how proud they are!” “What lovely triplets!”
“They can be anything they want!!!!!!” another said.
Alicia previously revealed that she had been bullied because of her large family, but she disregarded it.
“People keep posting on my videos saying they dislike our smiles,” she stated. I suppose I’m biased, but I believe they’re all perfect.
“Knowing that we are worthy of being our actual, honest selves brings happiness.
“We are aware of the hostility. But we dismiss it.
“Because we know it’s triggered by other people’s fears.” It’s not our fault. It’s their fault.
“I appreciate those of you who have kept an eye on us over the last few weeks, as we’ve been heavily trolled by disgruntled, insecure individuals.
“I assure you, we are OK.”
Alicia updates them on her popular Instagram profiles on a daily basis.
She was also ridiculed when she showed off her food collection.
Trolls mocked a weekly buy that included 25 bananas, 12 pounds of chicken, and 191 bags of chips.
The entire cost of the mountainous food store was $1,094, resulting in a food bill of nearly $56,000.
“The following will last us for approximately one week plus I had to acquire things for the boy’s football party later today,” she added in the brief film.
“I didn’t get any apples, but we’ll go apple picking later.” I got some fruit, including 25 bananas.”
She kept moving her camera around the massive food stacks, detailing everything she had bought.
“Some munchies, including 191 packets of chips,” she explained. Bread for the week and a few cereal boxes
“Dairy for the week, including 14 pounds of cheese, lunchables, coffee, and a few canned products, as well as meat, including 12.5 pounds of chicken.” All I have for today is 6 pounds of spaghetti and a few miscellaneous items!”
Alicia and Josh said in a 2018 interview with People that all six of their adopted children have behavioral challenges and suffer from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), making family life more difficult.
Although the parents were unaware of this when they adopted their first son Alex, who was four years old at the time, they immersed themselves into assisting him and went on to help additional children with “difficult habits.”
“We became renowned as the parents who could handle tough behaviors,” Alicia explained, and the power couple now uses TikTok and Instagram to provide glimpses into their chaotic family life.