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Couple adopts 4 siblings from foster care, then welcomes quadruplets

The Youngs went from zero to nine kids since they were married in 2016.

Can you imagine adopting four siblings from foster care, having a son of your own and then finding out you’re having quadruplets?

That’s exactly what happened to Maxine Young, 30, and her husband Jacob Young, 32, from Reading, Pennsylvania. Married in 2016, the couple went from zero to nine kids in just four years.

Maxine Young said that she had always wanted to adopt children, but the more she learned about foster care, the more she realized she wanted to help children that needed loving homes — even if it was temporary.

“After learning about foster care, it was always on my heart,” Maxine Young said. “We started to take the foster care classes and were approved in about two months. Not even a month later, we got our first placement call.”

Maxine Young said the couple wrote that they would be willing to take in two foster children at a time, but when the call asked if they would be willing to take in three siblings, all under 4 years old, she instantly said yes.

“I said yes we’ll do it without even asking Jake,” Maxine Young said, laughing. “It was really overwhelming. Going from zero to three kids is a lot, but they had already been through so much and lost so much that I didn’t want to separate them.”

While caring for the three siblings, the couple got another call asking if they would take in the kids’ baby sister, Elliot, bringing them to a total of four children.

“We said yes to their baby sister and it was one of the best yesses of my life,” Maxine Young said. “Elliot and I are so close. I laugh with Jake that she is my real soulmate.”

While raising the four siblings, the couple got pregnant with their son, Henry, using intrauterine insemination. Maxine Young said they had been trying for around two years to have their own child and were thrilled when he was born in October 2018.

It was a family of seven when the Youngs got their biggest surprise. After not thinking they could have children naturally, Young found out that she was pregnant. And it wasn’t just any pregnancy — it was quadruplets.

“At first I was excited, but that quickly became nervousness,” she said. “The doctors made it seem like it would be impossible to have four healthy babies and wanted us to reduce. Once we accepted that it would be risky, we felt joy come back. All four of our babies were healthy. I’m so glad we went with our gut.”

In July 2020, their group of five children quickly became nine with the additions of the quadruplets: Silas, Theo, Beck and Cecilia.

“I think most people that have nine kids have them more spread out,” Young said. “We have nine kids under 8 and it sounds even crazier

New York Health Welcomes Internal Medicine Physician Robin DaCosta, MD

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Excited to be a part of NY Health, Dr. DaCosta believes that “Medicine is challenging but finding new ways to restore health in our community is so rewarding.”

Excited to be a part of NY Health, Dr. DaCosta believes that “Medicine is challenging but finding new ways to restore health in our community is so rewarding.”

Ronkonkoma, NY, October 08, 2020 –( )– New York Health is proud to announce the addition of board-certified Robin DaCosta, MD to its team of internal medicine physicians. Dr. DaCosta will be practicing at 217 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.

Since 2004, she has worked as an Internal Medicine physician on Long Island where she has enjoyed being able to treat the same patients and their families for nearly two decades.

New York Health Welcomes Internal Medicine Physician Robin DaCosta, MD

“I see my patients as an extension of my family. My focus is not only on treating a current illness but to lend support and most importantly to try and prevent illness from ever occurring,” Dr. DaCosta said.

Prior to joining NY Health, Dr. DaCosta practiced at Island Medical Care. Her medical career has taken her to rural Kentucky, providing medical care in a physician shortage area. She has also practiced in Tennessee before returning back to Long Island. After 9/11, she had the privilege to participate in the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Program where she evaluated and treated those who heroically worked at the World Trade Center site.

Excited to be a part of NY Health, Dr. DaCosta believes that “Medicine is challenging but finding new ways to restore health in our community is so rewarding.”

Dr. DaCosta is a Long Island native who attended Stony Brook University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 1989, she graduated with her Doctor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. She then completed her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Stony Brook University.

To make an appointment with Dr. DaCosta, please call 631-758-7003. For more information, please visit

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AccuRisk Solutions Welcomes David Przesiek as New CEO to Tactical Risk Solutions

AccuRisk Solutions LLC, a nationally recognized leader in innovative insurance solutions, continues to strategically invest in the company’s growth with the addition of David Przesiek as CEO of Tactical Risk Solutions.

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David Przesiek is a 25-year veteran of the health insurance industry. Formerly a Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for Fallon Community Health, Przesiek was responsible for all product lines including commercial sales and government programs as well as market research, business and product development and UltraBenefits, Inc., and Group Insurance Service Center, Inc. (GISC), Fallon’s third-party administrators. In his role at Fallon, he oversaw the introduction of limited networks, a transparency tool called SmartShopper, a comprehensive wellness program called the Healthy Health Plan and helped kicked off a strategic initiative aimed at improving the customer experience for Fallon Health.

“We are thrilled that David is on the AccuRisk team. David will be responsible for developing and executing the strategy of Tactical Risk Solutions as we look to launch products to meet the benefit needs of employers across the country,” said AccuRisk CEO Daniel Boisvert. “His experience and reputation will help us elevate Tactical Risk Solutions to a new level of success, and we are looking forward to see David unleash the potential of the captive model and create a profitable and sustainable company.”

“I’m thrilled to join AccuRisk during this exciting period of company growth. AccuRisk is known for their innovative solutions and I’m looking forward to being part of such an established market leader,” said Przesiek. “I’m passionate about driving innovation in health care for employers and brokers and improving the member’s experience. With AccuRisk, this can actually be accomplished.”

About AccuRisk Solutions LLC

AccuRisk Solutions LLC is a Chicago-based Managing General Underwriter focused on providing its producers with innovative insurance products and outstanding customer service. The AccuRisk executive management team is composed of proven leaders within the industry who are driven to provide better results for clients. AccuRisk partners with leading insurance carriers and healthcare visionaries to provide a comprehensive array of healthcare and employee benefit solutions. Their objective is to assist producers in providing their employer clients with unique and cost-effective solutions. Visit

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