It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update, so here ya go!
- Chris and I are still working with our foster/adopt agency on the legal risk/adoption side.
- We have also seen a fertility specialist and are pursuing a treatment with him, and I’ll explain more below.
- We were presented with an opportunity for a private adoption that became pretty complicated pretty quickly, and I’ll explain more below on this as well.
The first update is really just that we are continuing the process with our agency, Arrow, here in Austin.
The second update is kind of a long story, but I’ll make it short. We have some friends who have used a specific fertility specialist and are now expecting their first child in December. Because of their encouragement, we decided to at least pay their doctor a visit. He spent a lot of time with us going over our medical history, did some more testing, and came back with cautious optimism, so we have chosen to pursue using medication and IUI in order to try to conceive on our own. This consists of oral medication for me to help me produce more eggs, which I just completed by first round. Then we go in for an ultrasound this Sunday to take a look at potential eggs. At that point, if all looks good, I will receive a trigger shot for ovulation and then about a day later we will both go back in for our roles in the IUI, Intrauterine Insemination. Then we wait and hope for the best. Due to my endometriosis, he believes this will increase our chances for pregnancy from about 2% to about 18% at a relatively low cost. So we ask for your prayers this upcoming week, and God’s hands over each step in this process.
The third update is a little more complicated. In short, we were connected with a couple out of state wanting to seek out an adoptive family for their baby through private adoption. Their due date was supposed to be March 2016. We felt blessed to be considered. We had a brief couple of conversations and then birth mom had to have an emergency c section early this week at 24 weeks. We have been in contact with them since, and ask for lots of prayers for birth mom, baby, and doctors through this time as well as guidance for ourselves in all of this. Baby came into this world very early at 1 lb 8 oz, but with no major issues at this point. The doctors say he will need to stay in NICU for at least three months, and if all goes well, will be able to go home. Again, please pray for all involved in this precious little one’s life.
As always… we will keep everyone updated as best we can.
April and Chris