Our daily struggle is real. If you can help us make our dream a reality, it would be greatly appreciated. I see many people daily on my bus, that have children and only wish that one day that could be me. Michael and I have been together for 15 years, and married for 8. We have always wanted to have a family of our own, but it was out of our hands. I have a uterus full of fibroids and this is more than likely the reason I haven't been able to get pregnant. I was told by doctors that I could have these fibroids removed, but was never given a percentage of being able to have a child, ever. So, for years we tried with no success, and each time, a little piece of me died. I really believed that I was never meant to be anything but a dog mom, and I kept telling myself that I was okay with that, but deep down inside I was broken and just gave up hope. That is until my cousin and her husband went through the adoption of their first two children. I then saw a little glimmer in my soul and we began to talk about adoption.
Two years ago, Mike and I went through the process of fostering/adopting children here in Philadelphia. We went through all of the training needed, completed all the paper work required of us and it all came down to scheduling the home visit. But before that, there was a turnover in the company in which we were using, people left and new people took over and paper work was lost. Once we were again back on track, before scheduling the visit, we were informed that the age of child/children we were interested in was not available, nor was never available. My heart fell and so did Mike's. Although he wouldn't ever let it show, I knew that this really hit him hard. In my mind, this just convinced me that I wasn't suppose to be a mother and I dropped it. I dropped the thought altogether, my heart was crushed and I was afraid it would never happen.
Time to think, new jobs for both of us and still our love for our fur kids, Blondie and Junior we knew it was time to start getting serious about adopting a child, again. We knew it was time to find the fur kids a brother or sister. You may wonder why this process has taken us so long, why we just didn't immediately continue on. Well, We contacted a local adoption agency and although my heart was heavy, we made arrangements to talk to someone to get the information we needed. Immediately, I could tell this was the place for us, this was actually going to work out, this place is actually going to make me a mom and Mike a dad. But with an adoption agency, you need to pay for the needs of the birth mother, the cost of the hospital, legal costs, etc. This is where you come in and I hope you can help us make our dream of being parents come true.