Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

ILCW ~Welcome~

Here we are, another ICLW. If you are unsure of what that means, click the purple button to the left. For those of you visiting for the first time let me tell you a little bit about myself and this crazy journey called Infertility.

*I have been married 11 years and ttc for all of them.

*Our diagnosis: azoospermia, endometriosis, blocked tube, poor egg quality, and possible PCOS. Really, there isn't much left, is there??

*We have had 2 failed adoptions, one of which we had our daughter for 3 months when we had to let her go.

*We have tried 4 IUI's in the past but without success.

*We began the journey of embryo adoption in July of 2009 and had our first transfer in December of 2009 which resulted in our current pregnancy.

Infertility has been a long, ridiculously crazy journey, one I never signed up for! But in the journey I have learned a lot about myself and faith. I have also met some of the greatest people through the years, those joined by this common bond. Though there are many days that I wish that our common bond was our extreme wealth or that we were incredibly gorgeous people, not infertile, but hey, I love ya all just the same! I look forward to meeting some new people this week! Happy ICLW everyone!


  1. lol incredibly gorgeous people!

  2. My heart is breaking over the failed adoptions. I can't tell you how many people have looked at me and said "you should just adopt" as though that is really the simpler solution. I don't think people realize how much can go wrong there too. When you are infertile, there really are no "simple" answers.

    I am so happy you have a healthy pregnancy now!

  3. A first time visitor for ICLW. I cannot imagine have failed adoptions. I am an adoptive mom after years of infertility. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I wish you well.

  4. Hi Jess,

    My name is Marilyn. I stumbled across your blog last night. I am so glad that you have been blessed through embryo adoption.

    My husband and I went through IVF in January of 2009. We were blessed with b/g twins 9/20/09. The twins complete our family. We have 7 frozen embryos left over from our cycle. My heart is torn over what to do with them. I know what beautiful babies they would make.

    I don't know anything about the donation process. I don't know that I am ready to make a decision yet. I am really scared! Finding your blog made me realize I may be able to find a wonderful Christian couple like you and your husband that my heart would be able to let them go to, please pray for god to speak to my heart and help me make the right choice.


  5. Marilyn, I hope that you check back and see this response. First, congrats on your twins! Second, I can't imagine how difficult it is to have to decide what to do with your 7 embies. It is not an easy decision. I will pray that you have peace and clear direction on which route to go. Without couples like you many of us would never have a child. We plan on adopting embryos one more time in the next 2 years and we are already praying for them and their family, whoever and wherever they may be.

    If you have any questions please feel free to email me at admins@dreamingofconceiving.com. There are many agencies and facilitators out there to help you when the time is right.

    Praying for you and your family!


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