It finally happened. Six years, 14 IVF cycles, eight pregnancies, and we finally took our little girl home. She's healthy, happy, and growing like a weed. In my wildest dreams (and there was plenty…of time to dream!), I never imagined the amount of happiness and peace we would find in our tiny daughter. But while our daughter fills a special place in my heart, we are still struggling with our faith. Though my husband and I were raised Orthodox, as I’ve written before, the last six years have… >> Read More
Well, that was a colossal failure. Months of planning, 10s of thousands of dollars, two trips to Cyprus, a really promising early pregnancy--and we have nothing. We have no donor embryos…left. Our last cycle resulted in my seventh pregnancy, with fantastic early signs, but I miscarried at six weeks. We'd already been tested for every cause of recurrent loss, and honestly believed the genetically tested donor embryos were the answer. Apparently not. What do we do now? Nothing has changed on the adoption front (we… >> Read More
We are adopting. If all goes well, within the next few weeks, I will get pregnant and about eight months later I will give birth. But that baby will be adopted. Mind-blowing, no?
We've been trying…to have a baby for five years. When we started trying, I had just turned 22 years old. We never dreamed we would have any problems. Even when we got the diagnosis that we would need IVF to have a baby, we still wanted to pursue fertility treatments instead of adoption. We wanted to have… >> Read More