Adoption

It Takes a Village – Donor Metaphor

November 5th, 2013
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I have had the privilege of seeing first hand “where babies come from”. Our first two frozen embryo transfers with adopted embryos, albeit unsuccessful, allowed me to see what these embryos looked like under the microscope. I watched them slowly rotate and float in their little petri dish before they were taken into the catheter [...]

Time Doesn’t Stop

October 11th, 2013
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It’s been 3,650 days, 120 months, and 10 years from the day that I found out that we suffered with infertility. You tend to think to yourself that if you just give it time and relax that it will happen. You will just wake up one day nauseated and pee on a stick and you’re pregnant; [...]

Resolving Childlessness

July 12th, 2013
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Counting my blessings: I think that’s got to be the motto in life if we are to enjoy it. In the realm of infertility, there is a lot to which those who are unaffected by it are oblivious. How easily it can consume your life. How it can drain your energy, positive attitude, finances. How [...]

This is Not Your Typical Mother’s Day Story

May 12th, 2011
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For Mother’s Day my husband and daughter treated me to a wonderful dinner at one of my favorite Italian restaurants. My daughter who is six years old still needs to be reminded to use her utensils and not her fingers and to sit properly in her chair from time to time. In other words, she [...]

Celebrity Infertility: Tom and Nicole

January 25th, 2008
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I have never been particularly fond of Tom Cruise, although I do like some of his movies. I have always liked Nicole Kidman. So, of course I was on “her side” when they split, but that is neither here nor there. As many of you likely know, Tom and Nicole adopted a couple of kids [...]

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Infertility and Adoption: I Don’t Want to Raise a “Stranger’s Baby”

January 8th, 2008
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While you are facing infertility challenges and desperately trying to conceive a baby, adoption might not be an option you are considering. In fact, you might feel downright hostile toward the idea of raising a “stranger’s baby.” However, you might not always feel this way. It is okay to have a change of heart later. [...]

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Fertility Comments: “You Can Always Just Adopt”

November 21st, 2007
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I know many women who have struggled with their fertility. Most, if not all, have had people try to comfort them by saying, “You can always just adopt.” Most infertile women do not find these words comforting and certainly not in the early stages of exploring fertility treatments. I am an adoptive mother. I have [...]

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Embryo Adoption

September 12th, 2007
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When I had exhausted our fertility procedures and was waiting to adopt, a friend of mine was starting her own fertility journey. I had already reached a place of making peace with never getting pregnant, but my friend was just starting to face that she might never know what it feels like to become pregnant. [...]

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A Different Kind of Fertility Success Story

August 2nd, 2007
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In my last post, Fertility Success Stories, I shared several fertility success stories experienced by people in my life. All of these people were blessed to hold their biological children in their arms after struggling to conceive them. However, those are not the only successful stories shared by people in my life. I would be [...]

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Grieving Infertility after Adoption

July 30th, 2007
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In a previous post, Adoption Does NOT Cure Infertility, I talked about some of the infertility losses that I have had to grieve despite being a mother through adoption. This post continues the discussion. My son used to belong to a playgroup of children who were all close in age. When my son was around [...]

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