National Adoption Month: The Frohriep Family


The Frohriep Family Continues to Grow in Love

It has been three years since Cindy and Bill Frohreip along with their son Aiden adopted triplets Andrew, Mark and Luke through Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County; and life is good.

The couple had always dreamed of having a large family. “Amazing — is the number one word that comes to mind”, says Bill, about a dream come true.

The triplets are all big, happy and healthy boys. Each has a distinct personality with every boy’s unique combination of charm and cunning.

Andrew is the first to try new things and sometimes is a little sneaky. Luke is more emotional and knows just how to antagonize his brothers. Mark is the most affectionate and the most stubborn. Aiden, now eight, is the extraordinary big brother. At first, the Frohrieps were worried about how adopting triplets would affect Aiden, but he is proud of his important role. He loves having them around and hates to be away for too long — he misses them too much.

boys2_croppedBill’s job requires him to travel every week, so superwoman Cindy holds everything together at home. With four active,
creative boys, she doesn’t get a lot of down time. Everyday tasks like doctor appointments and haircuts can take hours, but as business and service staff get to know the boys, they work out ways to accommodate them to make it easier. And the family has been astonished at the amount of food, diapers and general necessities needed on hand at all times. But with a welcoming extended family of support — grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins — the blessings are many as well.

To learn more about adoptive services at Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, please visit our website at or call 734.971.9781, ext. 322.