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I am so happy being married and living with my best friend. We adopted our first child, Ari, in 2011 through a domestic adoption and our second, Jude, in 2014.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

An Infertility Update

The title says it all. It's been a little bit since I've said anything specific about what we're up to right now (in)fertility wise, so here's a quick little update.

A month ago we were told by my doctor that we would most likely never conceive on our own, or through IUI. That left the options of building our family through either IVF or adoption. When I first heard this I had such a strong desire to be pregnant. I wanted to create life myself, feel life growing inside of me, and give birth to that life. I have dreamed of being pregnant since I was a little girl. It's simply what I've always seen myself doing, multiple and multiple times. ;)

However, in this past month I have not been able to get adoption out of my head. Or maybe I should say more accurately, God has put adoption in my head and won't let me stop thinking about it. It's definitely been an interesting month thinking through all of this.

We've always known if we go the adoption route that we would use this agency (don't really want to write out the name so that my blog won't show up when the agency is Googled). I have started talking a little bit with them through email and gotten the initial paperwork to fill out. The only hinderance for now, as I have previously mentioned, is the fact that the hubs no longer has a job past mid-August. We wouldn't be able to get approved financially for this process until there's something concrete in place for when his summer job ends.

So that's where our focus is for now...find another job! He's really interested in doing something with his degree (Broadcast Journalism), so if anyone knows of some radio jobs out there let us know! It's definitely been a struggle to suddenly be so ready to pursue this, but have to wait because of the job situation. Sometimes it's really, really hard to imagine what God is up to when the "getting there" is so difficult right now, but we know and trust that the end result will be amazing!


bethany said...

i LOVE how open you are with your journey! Thank you for sharing it so that others can pray with you! Definitely praying for you both and the little one(s) just waiting to be in your arms=)

Anonymous said...

I understand some of what you are going through because we were unable to conceive on our own. On our last round of IUI (then it would have been IVF) however, the Lord blessed us with children. It's a very frustrating thing to work through - when you want a baby of your own, but can't get there.

Now that you've decided on adoption, I'd like to encourage you in this journey! I was adopted when I was 7 days old. I was so lucky to be adopted by sweet parents and be able to have a family. It's really ironic that my birth mother obviously had an unplanned pregnancy and was unable to take care of me and I wasn't able to conceive for years... and years and years.

You are a blessing to the waiting children and I know God has a plan for you!!!!

Danna 'Nelson' Townsdin said...

Praying and loving you guys like crazy! You are going to be AMAZING parents!

Jacob Smith said...

http://www.careerpage.org/ it's put up by the National Alliance of State Broadcasters association...hopefully that will get Mike started in looking...you all are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!

Janyt May said...

Praying right now. Love you!

Jennifer Van Buskirk said...

Thanks for reading my blog! :) I read quite a few blogs before we began our own journey and they were all so helpful and gave me the hope I needed to go on. Feel free to ask questions if you have any. If I don't know the answer, I'll find someone who does. :)