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OK! First Look: Bill and Jen Get Unexpected News About Their Upcoming Trip To India In The Season Finale of The Little Couple

October 15, 2013 1:23 pm0 comments
OK! First Look: Bill and Jen Get Unexpected News About Their Upcoming Trip To India In The Season Finale of The Little Couple

Bill Klein and Jen Arnold’s trip to India is right around the corner. However, on tonight’s episode of The Little Couple, the pair get an unexpected phone call about their daughter Zoey. Will the trip continue on as …

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The Little Couple Worries About Son Will’s Health, Bill’s Concerned Jen May Be Overprotective Mom!

June 4, 2013 1:58 pm0 comments
The Little Couple Worries About Son Will’s Health, Bill’s Concerned Jen May Be Overprotective Mom!

The Little Couple has fought long and hard to become parents, and just when everyone thought they were home and dry they encounter one final obstacle!

Jen Arnold and Bill Klein adopted little Will  from China, and after going through a rigorous screening process and flying to Asia to pick up their adorable son they still have one major hurdle—and OKMagazine.com has an exclusive sneak peek at their ordeal.

Before being allowed to take Will back to his new home the three-year-old has to undergo an in depth medical check and Bill is concerned Jen’s overprotective mom side, combined with her medical expertise—she works as a neonatologist at the Texas Children’s hospital back home in the States—could stand in their way of getting the all clear!

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“Will needs to be checked out to make sure he doesn’t have any infectious, contagious diseases before he heads to the U.S.,” explains Jen.

“Every family going through an international adoption has to go through this process—being a physician myself, my biggest concern right now are the things that may affect his ability to travel safely and comfortably.”

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“The goal here is to get him home and I just want to make sure we….” Bill starts, before Jen intercepts!

 

 

“I won’t go crazy!” The mew mom promises. “I just want to look in his ears. I just want to make sure before the trip he doesn’t have an ear infection, he doesn’t have pain.”

 

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“[Bill's] afraid if I bring up something that’s a problem that it could potentially slow us down from getting on a plane or getting [Will] home,” Jen later explains to the camera.

 

“By bringing up all these things you may just scare the heck out of those doctors and and actually do more harm than good,” Bill warns.

 

OK! Photos: The Little Couple Stars Show off Their New Son

 

“It may be difficult for me to separate pediatrics and being mom,” Jen admits, “but at the same time I know I definitely don’t want to be [Will's] doctor.

 

“I know I am going to be looking for stuff though, just because that’s the way my brain thinks!”

 

To find out if Will gets the all clear, watch the full episode of The Little Couple on TLC, Tuesday 9/8 central.

 

What kind of parents do you think Bill and Jen will be? Sound off in comments below and tweet us @OKMagazine

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The Little Couple On Adding To The Family, Their Dreams For Will’s Future—Bill’s Thinking Harvard, Princeton!

May 30, 2013 9:10 am0 comments
The Little Couple On Adding To The Family, Their Dreams For Will’s Future—Bill’s Thinking Harvard, Princeton!

The Little Couple may be small in stature but they are thinking real big when it comes to their children’s future! 

Jen Arnold and Bill Klein open up about their hopes for little Will , and their future children, in an exclusive interview with OKMagazine.com, and while mom just wants for her kids to be “healthy and happy” dad is aiming a little higher!

 

“We could say, we hope they become the Surgeon General, or the President, but really all I want for them is to be healthy and happy,” says Jen, who works as a neonatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. 

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“I mean, I want them to achieve their goals and not, hopefully have to deal with too much discrimination or bullying, or you know, medical problems, we want them to just be happy and well adjusted.”

Meanwhile, Bill says he is aiming for the stars—literally—when it comes to his kids’ education and future careers (albeit, with a good dose of humor mixed in!!)

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“MIT, Harvard, Princeton, any of those places,” the proud pops says. “Investment banker, Attorney General… the space program—sure, whatever, you know, astronaut sounds good!”

One thing the couple is agreed on though is raising their children, who both were born overseas—Will is from China, and Zoey, who they are still in the adoption process with, is from India—as American first and foremost.

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“They’re primarily going to be raised American,” Jen says. “But we definitely want them to know and understand and be familiar with their cultures, so we definitely plan on making trips back to India and China when they’re old enough and when they’re able to understand and appreciate it.

“And we’re going to celebrate the Chinese new year and I hope we will celebrate Diwali when we get Zoey home, so we’re trying to learn as much as we can about their cultures and we’ve got a good friend here whose mom is from China and she’s taught us some authentic cooking, and we have friends who are Indian so we’re going to learn a lot from them.

OK! Photos: The Little Couple Stars Show off Their New Son

 

“I actually have five saris myself…. so they’ll have a lot of aunties to help them with their heritage and new information on that but at the same time they’re definitely going to be all-American because that’s where they’re going to be growing up.”

“I just want to say, we will also be Yankees, Giants fans!” Bill adds.

And, when it comes to more kids? 

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Are Bill and Jen planning on becoming the new Brangelina? Maybe thinking of building a football team?!!

“Are we going to go for eleven kids honey?” Jen defers to Bill, before answering, “Probably not!” 

OK! Photos: Meet Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold’s Son Ben!

 

“Unless someone from India calls us back and says, ‘Hey by the way, [Zoey] happens to have seven brothers and sisters,’” Bill interjects.

“Yeah, we won’t say no to any siblings, but at the same time that’s not in the plan!” Jen clarifies.

What do you think of Bill and Jen’s hopes for their kids? Sound off in comments below and tweet us @OKMagazine

 

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The Little Couple Bonds With Their Son—Will Loves Cars Just Like Daddy—Watch An Exclusive Sneak Peek!

May 28, 2013 1:07 pm0 comments
The Little Couple Bonds With Their Son—Will Loves Cars Just Like Daddy—Watch An Exclusive Sneak Peek!

Like father like son!

They may have been a family for just a short time, but Will Klein is already a chip off his famous father’s block!

 

 

The Little Couple flew to China to pick up their adorable son recently, and OKMagazine.com has an exclusive sneak peek at the new episode of the hit  TLC show, where Jen Arnold and Bill Klein spend time bonding with their gorgeous little boy.

 

Go Inside The Emotional Moment The Little Couple First Meet Their Son Will

 

As previously reported, the couple’s long held dream of becoming parents was finally realized after they were approved to adopt Will, a three-year-old from China who, like his folks, has a form of dwarfism.

 

Bill and Jen adopted Will through Rainbow Kids, an online agency that specializes in matching special needs children from overseas with families in the U.S.

 

Photos: The Little Couple Stars Show off Their New Son

It’s been a long drawn out process as the two had to undergo rigorous screening by Chinese authorities before being approved as adoptive parents—but, as evidenced, the wait has certainly been worth it!

In the sneak peek, Bill and Jen are shown proudly pushing their son through a Chinese park in his stroller, while the little boy giggles and babbles away happily.

Photos: Meet Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold’s Son Will!

And, just like daddy, the main thing that appears to be on Will’s mind is…… cars!

It soon becomes apparent that Will is crazy about cars, especially the two high end models parked at his parents’ hotel!

As soon as Will sees one of the cars, a shiny blue Ferrari, his eyes light up, and he’s off!

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Running around the car excitedly, with his parents in tow, Will beams with joy, as do his mom and dad!

Bill and Will get to spend some extra special father-son bonding time as the two sit inside the car and dad points out all the controls to his fascinated little boy.

You better get saving Bill if this is the kind of car your son is after!

Watch the whole new episode of The Little Couple on TLC Tuesday 9/8 c to see Bill and Jen bonding with Will and the new family having a blast in China.

Do you have any parenting tips for Bill and Jen? Leave them below in comments and tweet us @OKMagazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Little Couple Talk Parenting, Bill Klein Is ‘Fun Dad’ Jen Arnold Is ‘Mean Maintenance Mom!’ Both Are Crazy About Son Will!

May 21, 2013 11:52 am0 comments
Little Couple Talk Parenting, Bill Klein Is ‘Fun Dad’ Jen Arnold Is ‘Mean Maintenance Mom!’ Both Are Crazy About Son Will!

Bill Klein and Jen Arnold have endured a very long struggle to become parents, so not surprisingly now they’ve achieved their dream they are happier than anybody could possibly imagine!

The proud parents recently completed the adoption of their son, Will—an adorable three-year-old from China who, like his famous folks, is a little person—now the reality stars are opening up about their joy at adding to their family, and in an exclusive interview with OKMagazine.com they critique each other’s parenting skills and talk about work/family balance.

Jen Arnold and Bill Klein are loving every minute of being mom and dad to adorable son Will

Fans of TLC’s The Little Couple will not be shocked to learn that easy going, big hearted Bill is an amazing dad, and according to wife Jen he has already earned the title of “fun dad!”

Photos: Meet Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold’s Son Will!

“I knew Bill was going to be an awesome dad,” Jen says. “He’s wanted to be a dad as long as I’ve known him and you know, he is just that… and to be honest, one of the best things I love to see is Bill having fun and just horsing around with Will.

Will made his TV debut on the Katie Couric show last month alongside his proud parents!

“As you can imagine, Bill is a big kid himself—he’s perfectly content to be the fun dad, and that’s officially Bill’s name.. he is fun dad.. and he always knows how to find the tickle spot on Will and he can always make him laugh. In fact, when Will is angry and trying to throw a temper tantrum—and all 3-year-olds have their moments—Bill starts laughing at him and then all of a sudden Will can’t decide if he wants to laugh or cry, trying to hold back from laughing while he’s trying to throw a temper tantrum which i think is great! But anyway, Bill is definitely fun dad and I am the mean maintenance mom!”

Photos: The Little Couple Stars Show off Their New Son

However, according to Bill, it’s not all about “mean maintenance” there’s plenty of fun mom in Jen too, and he’s quick to give his 3’2″ wife plenty of props when it comes to her juggling her devotion to work—Jen’s a neonatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital—with her obvious devotion to their son.

Bill and Jen adopted three-year-old Will from China, he has a form of dwarfism just like his famous folks

“Everybody that’s watched the show knows that Jen’s selfless,” Bill says. “She’s devoted to her family, she’s devoted to her job—and you know, she’s as cute as a button! But you know, what she’s impressed me the most is with her ability to be.. what’s the word… I mean, she’s a patient and loving mom, and I really don’t understand how she’s able to do it the way she does!

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“But she does, she’s able to juggle professional stuff—and stress from work—and when she comes home she somehow, she’s able to shrug that stuff off and say ‘you know what, this is mommy time and time with my son and I’m not going to be thinking about that stuff… I’m going to focus on my son, and when she does, it’s like everything else, you know, with a laser beam and she’s really, really good at everything.

Not surprisingly, when Bill and Jen met Will for the first time it was love at first sight!

“Jen’s really good at getting Will to do those things, those things that most three-year-old’s don’t like to do, like, you know, brush your teeth, get ready for bed, and all that fun stuff.. and you know, just having fun with him. Because when he runs around laughing hysterically like his head is going to pop off, its because she’s messing around with him, and he just… it’s fun to watch, and I love being a part of it, but I’m almost just as happy, just as content to hide in the corner and let those two go at it!”

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Meanwhile, the new parents are still working at finding the perfect balance between family life and work time, something Jen—as many working mothers know only too well, is finding a real challenge—whereas Bill, with his more flexible schedule, is adapting quickly to.

Look at that smile! Bill and Jen say little Will is a super happy boy who charms everyone he meets!

“For my part, you know, I run the pet shop, I have people that work of me, so for the most part my job is to make sure there’s money in the bank, and orders are being placed and you know, we have product to sell and the employees are happy, so I have stress but I also have the flexibility to check out my son,” Bill explains. “So I check on him during the day and I work sometimes from my home office, sometimes from the shop.. and when I have to go into the shop, it just sucks!

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“I don’t like leaving at all, I like hanging out with Will, he’s like my buddy, we do a lot of stupid stuff together, you know, we play with the blocks, we play with the cars—we both have an issue with cars—you know, so we’re having a lot of fun. But for Jen, because she’s got more of the nine to five job, or the six to see you sometime tomorrow.. you know, I imagine it’s more difficult, but she can probably speak for that better than I can!”

Just like daddy! Jen tweeted a super cute pic of Will on the plane during his journey to his new home

“I think it’s about balance and I haven’t achieved that balance yet, i’m working it out” Jen says. “Obviously, I love my job, the work that I do, but it’s also very demanding and I now have a new priority, I have a son and I love him to death and I hate leaving for work in the evening and I love coming home at night, so i think it definitely makes me appreciate the time I do have with him because i’ve gone back to work but at the same time I find it a challenge to go to work.

Watch Will Make His World Debut On Katie Couric’s Show!

“If i was independently wealthy would I work? Probably not, I’d stay home all the time being with Will, but we’ve found a wonderful nanny who is helping us out and you know, thankfully, i’m trying to do less thirty hour shifts as much as my work can allow it and it’s just taking it day by day. You know, it could be three months from now I change everything and go part time, or maybe not, i think I’m just trying to play it by ear right now… there are no rule books, there are no guides, I wish someone could tell me the right thing to do because its definitely a challenge!

Bill and Jen have struggled for years in their bid to become parents—now they have Will and are waiting for their little girl too!

“I’m just trying to go with the flow until it doesn’t feel right, and as long as he’s OK and I still get as much time as possible with him, then i’m just going to go with the flow.”

Tune in to The Little Couple on TLC Tuesday 10/9 c to watch Bill and Jen head to China to finally pick up Will—you can watch an exclusive sneak peek right here on OKMagazine.com!

Do you have any advice for the happy new parents? Sound off in comments below and tweet us @OKMagazine

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Then There Were Three! Exclusive Details On The Emotional Moment Bill Klein And Jen Arnold First Met Their Adorable New Son!

May 15, 2013 1:40 pm0 comments
Then There Were Three! Exclusive Details On The Emotional Moment Bill Klein And Jen Arnold First Met Their Adorable New Son!

The Little Couple‘s long held dream of becoming parents has finally been realized with the adoption of a beautiful little boy.

In an exclusive interview with OKMagazine.com Bill Klein and Dr. Jen Arnold open up about the emotional moment they met adorable three-year-old Will for the very first time.

Jen Arnold and Bill Klein have finally realized their dream of becoming parents with the adoption of a little boy from China

As previously reported, Bill and Jen adopted Will through Rainbow Kids, an online agency that specializes in matching special needs children from overseas with families in the U.S.

Photos: The Little Couple Stars Show off Their New Son

It’s been a long drawn out process as the couple had to undergo rigorous screening by Chinese authorities before being approved as adoptive parents—but, as evidenced on Tuesday night’s episode of the hit TLC show, the wait has certainly been worth it!

Meet Bill and Jen’s adorable three-year-old son, Will, who like his famous folks has a form of dwarfism

On next week’s episode we get to see Jen and Bill jet to China to pick up Will and watch that very special moment when they first set eyes on each other, which, as the two tell OKMagazine was “a little overwhelming” to say the least!

Photos: Meet Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold’s Son Will!

“After months of waiting for your child and then to see him in the flesh, it was a little overwhelming,” Jen admits. “It’s hard to describe how you feel other than you are just so excited to finally see him—we’re finally going to see our kid—and not only get to know him and learn all about him, what he likes and what he dislikes and what his personality is like, but finally get to protect him.

Love at first sight! Not surprisingly, both Bill and Jen immediately fell head-over-heels for Will

“We’ve waited the past eleven months to bring him home and wondering ‘what is he doing now’ and ‘is he OK?’ and all of those things…then there he is!”

Meanwhile, the proud pops manages—as usual—to inject a little humor when talking about the emotionally charged moment.
 
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“First time I met Will, I had been head-over heels in love with him, you know for T minus eleven months,” Bill says.

“And you know, Jen and I had done a lot of paperwork and been under the scrutiny of foreign governments over everything from finances to social economic behavior and everything else—and you know, none of that mattered, it was, oh my God, there’s my son! And, you know…..how do I avoid turning him into me?!!”

Jen says that Will had been well looked after in his Chinese foster facility and had bonded with his carers

The two were already in love with their son—who like his parents has a form of dwarfism—having fallen hard for him from the very first second they saw his photo, although Bill admits to trying to reign in his emotions a tad as he knew there were still a lot of hurdles ahead before they finally got to cut through the red tape and bring Will home.

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“When I first saw his picture, I thought he was cute, of course… and at the same time, I was elated,” Bill says. “Jen had trouble containing her enthusiasm and me being, I don’t want to say the realist, probably more the pessimist, I was a little more concerned about [the logistics] …. alright, this is great, it’s a cute picture…I hope it turns into something more, but I was of course also concerned about what do we need to do to make this real?

Bill and Jen were told Will could be developmentally delayed due to his time in care, but that doesn’t appear to be the case

“Because when you are doing adoption you get information about the child that is up for adoption but you don’t know much about where he’s from, what the situation is, what you need to do to make that adoption finalized.”

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Bill and Jen had been warned in advance that Will may be developmentally behind other children of his age due to him having spent three years in an institution, but Jen shares the good news that he had been well cared for in his orphanage so thankfully this appears not to be the case.

Daddy’s boy! Jen tweeted a super cute pic of Will catching up on the business news on his way to his new home!

“I don’t think we really realized how developmentally delayed children can be,” Jen says. “For me, I’m a neonatologist so I take care of premature babies and it’s not unusual for our babies to be developmentally behind too, because they are born too early. And we always tell parents that they are likely to be behind but they are likely to catch up to whatever their final developmental track will be.

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“So, you know, I kind of come from the perspective of understanding that, being that sometimes there are situations where kids can be behind, but it doesn’t mean that with intervention that they can’t catch up, and so I think we were appropriately worried about it, wanting our child to have the best chance at maximizing his development, but I also think I knew that it wasn’t something we can’t overcome… because I’ve seen how it affects children that are born pre-term and prematurely.

Look at that smile! Jen says that Will is “such a happy child” and that he has “an amazing personality”

“When we bought Will home I will say he’s a lot less developmentally behind than we were afraid he would be from the fact that he’s been in an orphanage for three years. I think that he was really fortunate in that the foster home facility—it’s still an institution but in a privately run setting with a lot more consistency and care, and they really took great care of him.

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“He had already been able to make attachments at the facility, so he attached well with us. He had school in the afternoons, so, considering everything, he’s not nearly as far behind as we feared—in every aspect, except for speech—and we think a lot of that is to do with hearing issues related to his skeletal dysplasia, which once he gets treatment for we hope he will catch up real quickly… we just don’t know yet.

Bill and Jen say they were both “overwhelmed” the first time they met Will

“When we first met him he cried because the nanny that had brought him to meet us was saying goodbye to him and he had bonded with her, you could see he was upset to leave her,” Jen continues.

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“Which at the time was hard for us, you know, to experience, because you meet your child for the first time and you want them to just give you a big hug and be happy to see you—as i said, it’s hard to feel, but at the same time, we knew that was a good sign because he was attached to someone else and that meant he could get attached again.”

Will made his world debut alongside his proud parents on Katie Couric’s show last month

And, now he’s home, Bill and Jen say Will is thriving (and melting plenty of hearts at the same time with his beautiful smile!)

“He is such a happy kid!” Jen says. “I mean, he’s just got the most amazing personality.”

Watch Will Make His World Debut On Katie Couric’s Show!

“And that’s not a made for TV smile!” Bill chimes in. “It’s unbelievable… he wakes up in the morning and he’s smiling—[everyone who meets him] is befriended by that little man.”

Sounds like a chip off the old block!

Bill and Jen married in 2008, their wedding was documented by TLC and aired in May 2009

You can watch the emotional first time Bill and Jen meet Will next Tuesday—tune into The Little Couple on TLC at 10/9c.

Do you have any parenting tips for Bill and Jen? leave them in comments below and tweet us @OKMagazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Little Couple’s Perilous Journey To Parenthood—All The Highs & Lows Of Bill & Jen’s Emotional Roller Coaster Ride!

May 13, 2013 2:32 pm0 comments
The Little Couple’s Perilous Journey To Parenthood—All The Highs & Lows Of Bill & Jen’s Emotional Roller Coaster Ride!

They say all good things are worth waiting (and fighting) for—and when it comes to being parents TLC’s The Little Couple has had to do plenty of both!

Jen Arnold and Bill Klein‘s journey to parenthood over the past few years has been an emotional roller coaster, to say the least, and as they finally reach their destination, with the happy news of not one, but two, new additions to their family, TLC is taking a look back at their struggle in an hour long special—and OKMagazine.com has an exclusive clip.

Bill Klein and Jen Arnold’s journey to become parents has been well documented throughout their show, The Little People

Bill puts it best himself, summing up their epic emotional battle to achieve their dream of being parents perfectly in one short sentence!

“The road to paradise has been quite a journey!” He says.

Photos: The Little Couple Stars Show off Their New Son

“Full of twists and turns!” Dr. Jen adds.

And, it really has. 

After undergoing rigorous testing, Jen was given the heartbreaking advice not to get pregnant herself, due to her skeletal dysplasia

Cameras have followed the couple—who wed in 2008 and first appeared on TV in a May 2009 hour long special called Little People: Just Married—throughout the early days of their marriage, and their struggle to start a family has been well documented throughout the show’s history.

Photos: Meet Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold’s Son Ben!

As previously reported, after undergoing a series of rigorous tests, Jen, who is 3’2″ and works as a pediatric doctor at the Texas Children’s Hospital, was given the heartbreaking advice not to try to get pregnant herself, due to her skeletal dysplasia, a bone-growth disorder.

Bill and Jen were ecstatic to learn their surrogate was pregnant, but tragically she soon lost the baby

The couple immediately started looking into their best options and Jen subsequently had her eggs harvested and implanted into a surrogate.

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The treatment worked pretty much straight away, but tragically, the surrogate lost the baby in the early stages of pregnancy.

Both Jen and Bill were clearly overcome with emotion the first time they saw their son Will

Then the pair started the grueling process of adoption, enlisting the help of Rainbow Kids, an online agency that specializes in placing special needs children from overseas with families in the U.S.

 

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And that’s when the happy ending finally begins!

3-year-old Will was born in China, and like his parents he suffers from a form of dwarfism

 

Bill and Jen were ecstatic when they learned they had been matched with Will, an adorable 3-year-old boy from China, who, like both his adopted parents, suffers from a form of dwarfism.

 

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The excited new mom and dad flew to Asia to meet their son and have since brought him home to America.

Will made his world debut on the Katie Couric show!

 

Then, hot on the heels of their first adoption, Bill and Jen learned the happy news that they had also been matched with Zoey, a 19-month-old girl from India, who also has dwarfism.

 

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Although Will is already a TV veteran, having made his small screen debut on the Katie Couric show where his proud parents introduced him to the world—we have yet to meet Zoey, but if she is even half as adorable as her big brother we’re going to have our hearts stolen!

The proud parents! Finally Bill and Jen’s dream is acheived with not one, but two children!

 

In the meantime, tune into TLC on Tuesday at 10/9 central to watch Bill and Jen’s journey to parenthood.

 

What kind of parents do you think Bill and Jen will be? Sound off in comments below and tweet us @OKMagazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Look At That Smile! The Little Couple Shows Off Adorable Son In New Photos!

April 30, 2013 11:07 am0 comments
Look At That Smile! The Little Couple Shows Off Adorable Son In New Photos!

Will Klein certainly has a lot to smile about!

The adorable three-year-old is now part of a loving family after being adopted by Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, stars of TLC’s hit show, The Little Couple, and OKMagazine.com has never before seen photos of the too cute for words toddler.

Dream come true! Jen Arnold and Bill Klein have finally become parents after adopting 3-year-old Will

 

As previously reported, the couple has endured a long, painful, journey to parenthood—after Jen was advised not to get pregnant herself, due to her skeletal dysplasia, a bone-growth disorder.

 

Instead, the 3ft 2inch doctor had her eggs harvested and implanted into a surrogate—who tragically lost the baby in the early stages of her pregnancy.

 

Then the pair started the grueling process of adoption, enlisting the help of Rainbow Kids, an online agency that specializes in placing special needs children from overseas with families in the U.S.

Will was born in China, and has dwarfism just like his famous folks

 

Their dream finally came true when they were matched with baby “Ben” from China—the little boy was initially given a fake name on camera to protect his confidentiality—now known to the world as Will Klein.

 

His proud mom and pop explained their choice of name in a recent interview with People.

 

“When Jen and I met she started calling me Will,” Bill said. ”I said, ‘My name is Bill,’ but at least for a weekend she called me Will until she finally gave up.” 

Just like daddy! Proud mom Jen tweeted a pic of Will on his way home from China with his new family

 

“It is a family tradition that the oldest boy in Bill’s family would be William Walter or Walter William,” Jen explained. “We can continue part of the tradition but also keep part of his Chinese name and so that’s what we decided to do.” 

 

Will was born on Feb. 24, 2010, and came home with his new parents on March 5, 2013, like both his parents he was born with a form of dwarfism.

 

Jen, who works as a neonatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, has said she has always wanted to adopt a “little person.”

Will made his TV debut on the Katie Couric show

 

“My entire life, even before I met Bill, I always thought, ‘Oh, I’d love to adopt a child who is another little person,’” Arnold said on a past episode of their show. “And Bill and I talked about it after we got married, and I think we both realized we both would like that.”

Finally, their long treck to parenthood is over and they can now begin enjoying every moment of family life— and, as they recently shared with Katie Couric, the joy started the very first second they laid eyes on their beautiful son.

Jen and Bill finalized their adoption of Will on March 5, and he already seems fully settled into the family!

“Jen started crying,” Bill recalled of their first meeting with Will, going on to admit that he too “cried a little bit, but didn’t let anyone see.”

According to the couple the toddler immediately said “mommy” and “daddy” in Mandarin—something that tipped Jen over the emotional cliff! 

“When he cried out to us it made me well up.,” she admitted. “Instantly, he had me wrapped around his little finger. He sealed the deal in the first minute.”

“Jen is exactly what you would expect a parent who is a well educated pediatrician with a huge heart to be,” Bill said. “She is light on the discipline. She just can’t get angry and the good thing is if I break him she can fix him.”

Meanwhile, Jen was quick to give her hubby his fair share of parenting props, “I always expected him to be a fun dad. I’m the maintenance mom who feeds him, practices his ABCs with him. Bill just loves him and plays with him.”

The new season of The Little Couple premieres April 30 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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The Little Couple Introduce Their Son To The World, ‘He Was Meant To Be Ours Since The Day He Was Born!’

April 26, 2013 11:48 am0 comments
The Little Couple Introduce Their Son To The World, ‘He Was Meant To Be Ours Since The Day He Was Born!’

Proud new parents Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein  are showing off their adorable new son, William, to the world!

The Little Couple stars appear on Katie Couric‘s show Friday—where the little boy, whom the couple adopted from China—makes his TV debut.

As OKMagazine.com previously reported, Jen and Bill have undergone a well documented, and heartbreaking, battle in their bid to add to their family —after Jen was advised not to get pregnant herself, due to her skeletal dysplasia, a bone-growth disorder.

Instead, the 3ft 2inch doctor had her eggs harvested and implanted into a surrogate—who tragically lost the baby in the early stages of her pregnancy.

Then the two turned to Rainbow Kids, an on-line adoption agency who specializes in placing special needs children from overseas with U.S. families. 

They were soon matched with three-year-old Ben (since renamed William), who like the reality pair, suffers from dwarfism—and their joy at being first time parents is apparent for everyone to see.

“I believe he was meant to be ours since the day he was born,” Dr. Jen tells Katie in a preview for the show, which will be broadcast in full on Friday.

“He’s really expressive and can tell you how he wants his burger done just by his eyebrows,” proud papa Bill gushes. “He’s got a way with people.”

You’ll be seeing a whole lot more of super cute William on the upcoming new season of The Little Couple—you can catch the season six premiere April 30 at 10pm ET on TLC.

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Meet The Little Couple’s Newest Little Addition — See Adorable Baby Ben!

April 17, 2013 1:22 pm0 comments
Meet The Little Couple’s Newest Little Addition — See Adorable Baby Ben!

Reality TV‘s very favorite Little Couple are finally parents!

Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein‘s dream has come true after they adopted a baby from China, and OKMagazine.com has touching video of the moment they see their beautiful son for the first time.

In the clip from the upcoming season six premiere of their hit TLC show, Jen and Bill are seen holding back the tears as they see a photo of Ben, a three-year-old Chinese born boy, who like the reality pair, suffers from dwarfism.

Jennifer Arnold and hubby Bill Klein get ready to see their son for the very first time in the season six premiere of The Little Couple

“He is so cute. He’s a happy guy he looks so happy!” A thrilled Jennifer exclaims as she studies photos of their new son. “I could just envision myself taking him home and him running around and being part of our family.”

“The moment I saw him, I knew that I wanted Ben,” she later tells the camera.

The couple’s struggle to become parents has been documented throughout their show—Jen had her eggs harvested and implanted into a surrogate last year— tragically the baby died in early pregnancy

 

Jen and Bill have undergone a well documented, and heartbreaking, battle in their bid to add to their family —after Jen was advised not to get pregnant herself, due to her skeletal dysplasia, a bone-growth disorder.

Instead, the 3ft 2inch doctor had her eggs harvested and implanted into a surrogate—who tragically lost the baby in the early stages of her pregnancy.

Jen and Bill enlisted the help of on-line adoption agency, Rainbow Kids, who specializes in placing special needs children from overseas with U.S. families

Then the two turned to Rainbow Kids, an on-line adoption agency who specializes in placing special needs children from overseas with U.S. families. 

In the video clip, the website’s founder Martha, meets Jen and Bill in person for the first time, and before introducing them to their son-to-be, praises the couple, telling them, “You are the perfect family to adopt a child with dwarfism.”

Meet Ben (now called William!) the new addition to the Little Couple’s family

And, if there were any possible doubts about that sentiment just watching the joy on the new parents’ faces as they see their child for the first time will totally convince anybody who thinks otherwise.

They may be small in stature, but they are giant when it comes to love.

Bill and Jen wed in 2009 and made their TV debut in Little people: Just Maried later that year

You can watch the season six premiere of the The Little Couple on April 30th, on TLC 10/9c.

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