My husband and I have been married for 4 years; shortly after we got married we started trying to grow our family. In 2012 my husband and I found out that we were expecting and we couldn't have been more excited. Our fairytale life just kept getting better, I already had a loving husband, a beautiful home, and amazing pets, and to us we would now have everything. Sadly a couple months into our pregnancy we found out that we had miscarried. Our hearts were broken, but the doctors told us that miscarriage is very normal and that we could keep trying.
A year went by and I started to get worried, so I went back to the doctor and they ran a few tests. Once we got the test results back our doctor referred us to a local fertility specialist. We found out that I had diminishing ovarian reserve, so I didn't have the normal egg quality of someone in there mid 20's. We started out with a fertility treatment called IUI; we did 3 rounds of IUI and on the third round my body was no longer responding to the medication to help grow my eggs. Our doctor told us that she no longer recommended continuing with IUI and that if we wanted to continue with fertility treatment that using a donor eggs would be our best option. My husband and I took out a large loan in order to continue our dream of growing our family. We selected our egg donor and created 5 embryos. We did 2 rounds of IVF using 2 embryos both times; unfortunately both rounds of IVF did not work for us. At that time we only have one embryo left and our doctor was not recommending that we transfer the last embryo using my body, she suggested using a surrogate. We knew that this would bring additional costs that we didn't have. My sister offered to carry a baby for us and we found a wonderful organization called Baby Quest who helped us with a lot of the additional fees. We recently found out that our IVF transfer with our surrogate did not work and my husband and I were very sad. We knew that our infertility journey was over and that adoption was our next step.
My husband and I have expanded every resource possibly to try and grow our family and we really need your help to adopt the child to complete our family, please help us make our dreams come true.
We are also working really hard on our fundraiser coming up on April 23rd at badger bowl. We couldn't do this without the help of our fundraiser team. They are absolutely amazing. So for now we wait and prepare!!!
So what does this all mean? We could potentially have birth mom opportunities that are due within the next few months. Right now we have been presented with 2. One we chose to have our profile viewed and one we didn't. For the one we did have viewed we were not selected but it really put things in perspective for us. We realized how quickly we could become parents.
This also brought on the fear of not having enough funds to accept a situation. That part breaks my heart. I don't want to miss out on our baby because of funds. Please consider donating and sharing our story. No donation is too small.
Now we just continue to wait for paperwork to process and finish up our education.
While we are waiting for paperwork and we have cleared out the baby room and I have started to plan the theme. I picked up a few things the other day. It was exciting. We have also prepared our adoption announcement but I can't bring myself to order them until we get the finial stamp of approval that our home study is complete.
We have submitted our profile to our agency and could start hearing birth mom opportunities anytime now. I'm so excited but again nervous because if we are matched we don't have the adequate funds to move forward. We are starting to plan a fundraiser because we don't see go find me taking us to our goal. We are so grateful to everyone who has donated so far but know we are going to need to meet our goal sooner than later. Please continue to share our story. Every little bit helps!!
Please consider helping us bring our baby home by making a donation. No donation is too small!!
Thank you all so much!!!