Our adoption timeline:

(Please keep in mind that every adoption journey is different but this is ours so far!)

March 17, 2007 – Got married

November, 2010 – We began trying to start our family.

September, 2012 – Realizing something wasn’t quite right I requested to my regular doctor to be referred to a specialist who worked with families with possible infertility.

January 2013 – Began seeing a highly reputable reproductive endocrinologist (I was given the diagnosis of Unexplained Infertility..

March 2013 – Confirmed pregnancy with our first child.

April 2013 – Miscarried our first child at 7 weeks.

Continued with fertility treatments.

October 2013 – Confirmed pregnancy followed by a miscarriage.

December 2013 – After thought and prayer we began the process of looking for an adoption agency.  (We always wanted to adopt whether we had children biologically or not.)

February 2014 – Attended the adoption orientation at our agency Christian Homes.

April 2014 – Exploratory surgery to determine if I had endometriosis (I did not) due to painful cycles and infertility.  (After this surgery we decided that we would no longer go to our reproductive endocrinologist.)

May 2014 – Finished the paperwork required to continue in the adoption process.

June 2014 – Office visit at the main Christian Homes office.

July 2014 – Homestudy completed

August 2014 – Approved by the agency and matched with a birthmother

August 21, 2014 – Birthmother chose to parent.

August 21, 2014 – Our profile went live on the Christian Homes website.

September 24, 2014 – Matched with a birthmother.

September 25, 2014 – Left after work to make the long drive to Texas.

September 26, 2014 – Our initial morning meeting pushed back.  Waited.  Found out the birthmother chose to parent in the afternoon.

October – second week – Matched with a birthmother.

October – third week – Spoke with the birthmother on the phone.  Proceeded with the match.

October 15 – Drove to Texas.

October 16 – Met Birthmother – baby was born – stayed in the hospital.

October 18 – Relinquishment papers presented – birthmother requested parameters that could not be legally provided through adoption. Match failed.

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Our Crazy Life

Our Crazy Life