A Single Father's Journey to Raising 9 Kids Through Surrogacy and Adoption

Aired on 04/13/2009 | CC
In 2009, Oprah met the Shine family—Larry and his nine children. This family started out typically enough, with two parents, Kate and Larry, and their baby boy, Henry. Sadly, Kate died of cancer, leaving Larry to raise 2-year-old Henry on his own. After grieving, Larry applied for both international adoption and surrogacy. Miraculously, both worked out, and Larry became a father of nine.