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In Virgin River, Chloe could offer Mel a chance to complete her parenthood journey. The pair already have a close connection, and Mel’s desire to become a mother has remained a focal point throughout the drama.

Virgin River is a throwback to the days of classic TV dramas and Hallmark-style movies, and in the years since it debuted, it has only become more popular. If Mel adopted Chloe, it would further establish itself as one of the premiere dramas of today.

Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan and Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe embracing on a deck overlooking the water and moutains 'Virgin River'
Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan and Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe ‘Virgin River’ | Netflix

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Mel and Chloe’s ‘Virgin River’ timeline

Early in the first season, Mel helps a woman named Lilly, who lives with postpartum depression so severe that she attempts to give up her newborn baby for adoption. With some heartfelt conversation and understanding, Lilly decides to raise the baby, whom she names Chloe, with the help of her adult daughter, Tara.

Later in the Virgin River narrative, Lilly is diagnosed with cancer, eventually turning over even more of Chloe’s care to her loved ones, including Mel, who has become a close family friend by this time. 

Could Mel end up adopting Chloe?

Mel’s ongoing relationship with Lilly’s daughter, Chloe, has been a highlight in Virgin River. After Lilly’s tragic passing in the third season, Mel has regularly checked in with Tara, who has been handling the lion’s share of Chloe’s care. However, there have been some hints that Mel might be ready to adopt Chloe. Notably, Tara is quite young, and although she loves her younger sister, she gets overwhelmed by everything that comes with the care of a young girl.

There was also a touching scene where Joe talks about parenthood with Mel, and at one point, he even tells her that there are “other ways” to be a mother, besides just carrying them in the traditional sense. Although it would be a lot for Mel to handle, with a baby of her own as well as Chloe, if there’s anything that fans of Virgin River have noticed, it is that Mel is always up to a challenge, especially when it is for the greater good. 

Mel’s fertility has been a focal point in ‘Virgin River’

Mel’s close relationship with Chloe has a lot to do with the fact that her dreams of motherhood were torn away from her before she moved to the town of Virgin River. At the end of the third season of Virgin River, Mel tells Jack that she is pregnant again, but doesn’t know the paternity of her baby. Mel, who underwent IVF during a break in her and Jack’s relationship, could be carrying the biological child of her late husband – but it is also possible that the baby is Jack’s. 

Despite the lack of clarity on who fathered Mel’s baby, plenty of theories abound. When the new season of Virgin River debuts, viewers will learn the answer to the burning questions surrounding Mel’s pregnancy – and it is also very possible that the beloved nurse will decide to expand her family even further.