Hello adoption. Goodbye infertility roller-coaster. Welcoming a new chapter in
your life is never easy. Having been on
the emotional roller-coaster of infertility for several years, my husband and I
decided to move forward with adoption. For us that meant saying goodbye to our
desires to have a biological child, but honestly after four failed IVF’s, we
just wanted a baby. Our desire to parent was more important than genetics. I would
like to say that we simply moved from plan A, to plan B. Things are never that
In order to move- even
metaphorically- we have to pack up the U-haul. We pack away dreams, fear, grief, anger, pregnant
wannabe fat clothes, and sometimes even friends. Moving from infertility to adoption is not a
path that everyone can take. The
prospects are frightening and adoption is not always easy. Things worthwhile seldom are.
So we move from
infertility to adoption and while packing was the hard part, unpacking is the
easy part. Saying hello to adoption meant we had new dreams. We were renewed with
hope and strengthened by faith: confident that things would work out the way
they were supposed to.
Saying goodbye, meant we said
hello baby, which would not have been possible without adoption. Our journey to parenthood has changed us
beyond measure. It has given us the opportunity
to experience unconditional love, in a way that only adoptive parents can
understand and appreciate and for that we are thankful.
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