Saturday, February 18, 2012

So it begins...

As you may, or may not know Mike and I have been dealing with infertility for the past couple of years and have decided to begin a journey toward adoption.  We thought it would be a good idea to create a blog not only so that our family and friends can keep up with what is going on, but also as a great way to look back over this entire journey.  We made the decision over the summer that adoption was something God was leading us to do, regardless of whether or not we had a child on our own.  Around the same time we made this decision I was referred to a new RE (reproductive endocrinologist) who had a new plan for treatments.  We weren’t quite ready to give up on trying to conceive, but unfortunately could not afford to do the treatments and begin the adoption process at the same time.  We decided to temporarily put off beginning the adoption process.  The last several months have been the most difficult (and expensive) time in our lives.  We decided after our last treatment that we would not continue.  As difficult as it has been, I do want to say that I wouldn’t change it.  I feel as though we as individuals and our relationship have grown so much from this situation. 

We are more than excited for the next journey in our lives and beginning the adoption process.  We have decided to adopt domestically.  We plan on doing a lot of research to find different agencies that we might be interested in.  We have already met with one agency, and plan on meeting with others soon.  Please keep praying for us as we begin this amazing journey!