Please help my husband & I adopt a baby!

Thank you all for taking the time to read this. My husband and I are trying to adopt a baby. I want to explain the reason why we have chosen adoption. Nine years ago (2005) I was diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis. Since I was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 I have missed anywhere from 2-6 months of work every year due to either surgeries or being sick. By the time the doctors diagnosed me with the disease it was advanced enough that I was life flighted to a bigger hospital four hours away from home. Where I went in for what was supposed to be a minor procedure and came out with having a hole in my colon due to the disease causing the lining of my colon was to weak for the procedure that was performed. I was sent straight to the Critical Care Unit in the hospital where I stayed for a few hours and then was rushed into emergency surgery not knowing what exactly was going to happen during the surgery or after the surgery. I ended up with a colostomy bag which I had for six months. Within that six month period I had been omitted into the hospital over twenty times and being life flighted once again due to getting blockages in my small intestine and spending weeks at a time in a hospital bed. From 2005 when I had the first surgery to today January 2014 I have had over ten abdominal surgeries. All complications from the disease and from the surgeries.
Each surgery causes more scar tissue. I have had to have surgeries to remove scar tissue because it would either be chocking off my small intestine or my fallopian tubes which lead to having to remove one of my ovaries. After having my ovary removed I was told if I was going to try to get pregnant it would be suggested to do as soon as possible. I was told that three going on four years ago, still no baby.
August 2012 my husband and I decided to talk to our doctor about the different fertility options. We tried fertility medications and I went through various painful and uncomfortable procedures, still no baby. Just in the year 2013 I had two surgeries a week apart and spent two and a half weeks in the hospital and missed almost six months of work before I was released to go back to work. Not only did I accumulate medical bills for two surgeries, two and half weeks in the hospital and traveling four hours from home every week for doctor appointments, I missed work and getting an income during that time as well. November 2012 we decided to try invitro fertilization. That process not only costed us $20,000 we had to miss work for weeks at a time, stay in a hotel for weeks at a time, the medications made me sick which also had me missing work.
Days after we went through that process I was rushed to Boise Idaho to the hospital because I had become very ill. After lots of testing they figured out I had Clostridium difficile (aka cdiff) it is a bacterium that causes life threatening intestinal conditions. Come to find out I got cdiff from some antibiotics that I had to take for the invitro fertilization. Due to the infection I lost the embryos that they had just recently implanted in my body. The embryos that they did not implant all but one ended up dying. I was in the hospital for two and a half weeks from the infection before I was released to go home. I continued with the infection for three months before they figured out a medicine that cleared it up. From now on I can not have antibiotics unless it is absolutely necessary due to running the risk of getting cdiff again. We feel like we have tried all our options of having a child on our own, so please help my husband and I have a family of our own. We greatly appreciate any donation NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL. If anyone has any questions please feel free to write us. THANK YOU

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