Amber and Trent Johnston are living the American dream. They have been happily married for 14 years and have five children ranging from 6 to 13 years old.
On paper, they might seem like your average family...yet in person, they attract a lot of attention.... because all seven members of the Johnston family – Amber, Trent, their two biological children, Jonah and Elizabeth, as well as their three adopted children, Anna, Emma and Alex – happen to have Achondroplasia Dwarfism. Together, these spunky seven make up the largest known family of Achondroplastic dwarfs in the world, and even describe themselves as "the real life seven dwarfs."
Tune in for a sneak peek of 7 Little Johnstons on Sunday, April 14th at 10/9c. (Source: OWN)
The Johnstons throw a Halloween party, but agreeing on a costume theme proves problematic. A trip to a haunted house winds up being more frightening than some of the kids bargained for. Stress takes a toll on Trent's health, giving the family a scare.
The Johnstons go big for Christmas with a giant tree and an even bigger party for hundreds of little people; they work to pull everything together in time, before it all comes toppling down.
The Johnstons hit the Big Apple for vacation, seeing the sights and making a special trip to Coney Island to learn the history of sideshows; the family has strong feelings about the history and are shocked when they are invited to see a performance.
Liz is feeling great after the end of her relationship last year; she's exercising, painting and has even signed up to race in a 5K with Emma and Anna; she also has a new love interest but is concerned about Trent and Amber's feelings.
Alex and Emma are both excited to attend their school's Valentine's Day dance; Anna has finally earned the privilege to drive alone; after months of tension, Amber's at her wit's end, so she and Trent make an appointment to see a therapist.
Family therapy reveals that Emma has been relying on her parents and siblings to speak for her; the Johnstons vow that they will no longer come to Emma's rescue, so it's sink or swim when she has to give a speech in front of a huge crowd.
Liz is excited for her junior prom; Trent and Amber test the waters on their own business with a booth at the local festival.
It's prom season and Liz and Anna are ready to party, with dresses bought and dates lined up; Amber's turning the big 4-0 and the family devises a surprise trip to Hilton Head, S.C., to celebrate.