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Beth and Jeff Leighton hold their adopted son AJ Matthew, who is a miracle baby for them because of the way he joined the family. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Detroit Lakes family adopts "miracle" baby

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One person's greatest sacrifice can be another's greatest gift.


After several years of trying to start a family on their own, Jeff and Beth Leighton, Detroit Lakes, decided it was time to check in with a doctor.


They had tests done and were told it was a case of "unexplained infertility." They talked about taking fertility drugs and procedures, but, "it didn't feel right," Beth said. "This isn't what God planned."

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