October 15: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October 15th, 2009

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Rembrance Day: 15 OctoberToday, October 15, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. As many adoptive parents come to their beautiful children after a struggle with infertility of some form, I felt this a fitting topic to discuss this evening. As I've mentioned in past entries, infertility had nothing to do with our decision to adopt Beauty. As my husband and I are both carriers of the Cystic Fibrosis gene, after reviewing our options we felt adoption to be the best fit for our family (rather than take a path of medical intervention). It was the best decision we could've made: I am an incredibly proud mother of one of the world's most amazing little girls. That said, the… [more]

Adoption & Infertility

December 21st, 2006

You know I have not thought much about my infertile days since becoming a Mom through adoption eight months ago. When I have thought about it, it was more along the lines of why did I go through all that & why did I not adopt sooner. For those of you who don’t know my husband & I went through the whole gamut of Infertility procedures ending with the most scientific IVF w/isci and they all failed. I don’t think about it mostly because I’m to dang busy chasing after a toddler. Occasionally I will see a teeny baby and get that familiar pang, but then I look at my girl and feel so lucky to be her Mama. I just know in… [more]

Why Adopt?

November 6th, 2006

Frequently asked questions week So who has the fertility problem you or your husband? This unfortunately is the question some ask instead of why did you adopt? Many people assume that the childless couples who adopt are doing so because they are physically unable to have children. This is not always the case. Some people just feel called to adopt and choose not to give birth to a child for whatever reason. Adoption has always been in my heart. I can’t remember when I first learned about adoption. But it was always something I was drawn to. Fast forward from a first marriage blunder, to getting divorced, living on my own, dating, and finally getting remarried. I was ready to be a Mom. I… [more]