We had struggled with infertility for 4 years. We had tried two IVF cycles, both of which failed, so we were very surprised when we became pregnant in January.
When I had passed the three month pregnancy mark I felt great and started to believe this pregnancy was actually going to happen.
Then, at 16 weeks pregnant, I started bleeding and my water broke. Our baby still had a heartbeat but there was no water.
The doctors told us to terminate but we decided to wait it out. Our baby hung on for 4 more weeks!! Then, on May 24, at 20 weeks, I went into labour and delivered our beautiful baby boy. Continue reading →
This guest post is by Barb, a waiting adoptive parent.
When my husband, Tony, and I went through the homestudy process, we were asked a series of questions to determine our suitability to adopt.
One of the questions was about why we wish to adopt.
We mentioned that adoption is our first choice and explained that because one of Tony’s brothers had passed away from cancer and his other brother is a cancer survivor, we didn’t want to possibly pass anything down if we had a biological child.
We, of course, didn’t know at the time what we know today but we had a gut feeling that something wasn’t quite right.