“You know what happens when people start the adoption process, don’t you?” Our pastor only meant love when he said those words to us over a year ago, but for many adoptive families, statements like that can potentially cause an avoidable offense
We shared our plans for adoption on Mother’s Day 2017. At the time, we thought reveling in the possibilities as prospective adoptive parents was the way to celebrate. However, our view has changed during the past year as we’ve waited to become adoptive parents.
National Infertility Awareness Week is April 22-28. Find out five facts about infertility here, and share your story to spread awareness about infertility in the U.S. today.
First she was an adoptive mother through a closed adoption, then a birth grandmother in an open adoption. One woman tells her story of faith, fate, and of being on two sides of the adoption triad.
1 in 6 couples are diagnosed with infertility every year and more than 7 million women in the U.S. are affected by infertility issues. National Infertility Awareness Week is the time to educate yourself about infertility and how you can support those who’re struggling with infertility now.
“Both of our two children have been adopted through open adoptions, and even after 25+ years, I’m absolutely convinced that it was the right decision. “
Many people in the adoption world understand the emotional impact infertility can have on a hopeful family. But everybody who faces infertility copes and manages their emotions in a different way, so it may be difficult to know how to talk about it.
In order to begin the adoption process you must be fully committed, meaning you must leave infertility treatments behind you and look forward to the journey ahead. This is easier said than done.
Moving on from infertility may take months or years. It is truly a process, but it is possible. For those considering adoption, but unsure whether they are truly ready, here are a few signs you’re ready to make the leap.
More than 7 million people of childbearing age in the U.S. experience infertility. Infertility is a very painful struggle. One that is wrapped up in grief and longing. We would like to use this opportunity to support all of our families who have struggled or are struggling with infertility, as well as to educate those who have not experienced infertility.