Open to being different: Family shares their journey during National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month

After in vitro fertilization treatments to have their second child, Erin and Kyle Tweed learned they were pregnant with their third. Over the moon, they decided to name him Forrest.

Having gone through this two times before, they considered themselves pros. It wasn’t until their 20-week appointment that things were shaken up when the ultrasound tech abruptly walked out of the room.

“That’s when it got scary. We knew something was wrong, but we weren’t sure exactly what,” Erin said.

Once the Tweeds learned that Forrest would be born with a cleft lip, they began to prepare.

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