William, Danielle's brother

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Bernie and Diane aren't the only ones adjusting to the new family addition. The Lierows have a 10-year-old named William along with four other sons who are grown and out of the house.

William was included in the discussions about Danielle's adoption, Diane says, and they had him meet her beforehand. "He was taken aback at first and a little afraid of her at first," Diane says. "But they just connected. They work out great together."

Although she was able to have children on her own, Diane says adoption was always on her mind. "I just have felt for a long time, even before I met Bernie, that this was the thing I was supposed to do," she says.