So after dropping the bomb on you all that we are adopting, I haven’t really filled you all in on anything else. There is so much to share that I’ll break it up in to several different posts.
Plus, November is National Adoption Month!!
That’s how you eat an elephant anyway… one bite at a time! 😉
We are so excited to grow our family, but it came through the pain of infertility.
Most of you all remember my infertility story. If you missed it… go ahead and read it. I’ll wait…. 🙂
Since I don’t have hormones like I’m supposed to, it would be risky and very expensive to do fertility treatment.
My only option at this point is to do very expensive shots that I would have to give myself daily. Then, go every other day to downtown Louisville to make sure that I don’t go into ovarian failure. Nice right?
Even if these shots did work, we only had a 15% chance of getting pregnant.
Those odds didn’t sounds too promising to me. Besides, we didn’t want to risk my health to have a biological child.
Since before we were married, we both wanted to adopt. Of course, I always pictured us having biological children first and then adopting, but God’s plans aren’t always ours.
If it weren’t for infertility, I don’t think I would have embraced adoption like I have. Personally, I think that was God’s plan.
For me, not going down the road of adoption was a pride issue for a long time. I wanted to have biological children.
God has done a work in my heart! I am honestly embarrassed that I had such a prideful heart about it all.
I’m so thankful that my husband and several friends spoke truth into my life and encouraged me to consider adoption.
Would I like to have biological children someday? Yes, if the Lord allows.
Will I be satisfied and see adopted children the same as biological children? Heavens yes!
The pain of infertility is still there, and it may always be… I don’t know. But I do know that the Lord has led us down this road for a purpose, and I can’t wait to see the beautiful life that God brings into our family.
You all have become a part of my family and I’m so blessed to be able to share this journey with you all!!
What questions do you have about adoption?
Is there anything you all want me to talk about regarding infertility or adoption? I’m an open book!