Baby Boyd

$8,150 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 97 people in 31 months
We are Terrance and Melissa Boyd and we are raising money so that we can adopt.  Please take a moment to read our story and help us make our dreams come true.

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.
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It has been a little bit and I wanted to update everyone. Last month we were officially home study approved!! This was a huge step for us. Now we are in the waiting stage. I think this is the hardest part. We have been trying to keep busy by getting the baby room ready. I have some big plans for our baby room including a reclaimed wood wall. We have to paint and and change out the trim in the baby room so that will keep us busy for a while. We decided to register for baby Boyd this past weekend and it was really overwhelming but also exciting. It was so nice to register for our baby. I have been avoiding the baby section for years but we recently became an aunt and uncle a few months ago and that really warmed up my heart and made the baby section fun for me. Now it's exciting that we get to enjoy that section for us.
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!!!
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So a lot has happened this week and it's only Wednesday. We are expecting to be home study approved by the end of the week. Our fingerprints came back this week which was super exciting. We only have one reference left to come in which we are expecting any day now. We will be done with our education by Friday.
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.
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We had our in home visit and everything went great. I have to admit that I was the most nervous for this part and it was the easiest.
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!!
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Happy new year everyone. TC and I are really looking forward to 2016. We are hoping this is the year that we get to add to our family. With our home study almost complete things are starting to move quickly. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. Excited that things are moving along, but nervous that we don't have all the funds yet.
Please consider helping us bring our baby home by making a donation. No donation is too small!!
Thank you all so much!!!
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$8,150 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 97 people in 31 months
Created October 27, 2015
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$250
Elizabeth Pritts
25 months ago

Sorry we missed the fund raiser!!! We miss you both.

SF
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Susan Frank
25 months ago

Liz and Chris Pizzi's folks, thinking of you and wishing you the best!! Hope your benefit is very successful!!❤ The Frank's

JM
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Joe and Elaine Murphy
25 months ago

Best wishes to you and your sweet baby!

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Melanie Barka
25 months ago

My heart goes out to you as someone that has gone down this path myself. There really are no words for how you are feeling as I truly understand what its like to want to be parents as badly as you do. Much love to you as you continue on your journey.

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25 months ago
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