Thursday, August 4, 2011

Having a baby

No, we are not having a baby.  That was basically to get your attention.

In reality, we have been trying to have a baby for a year and a half.  No luck.

We have gone to the fertility doctor for the last 6 months.  No luck there either.

So, we are exploring different avenues.  We had our first meeting with LDS Family Services and applied to be adoptive parents.  It is a long, slow process, and we will see where it takes us.

We have seen many miracles along the way of making this decision.  We decided to start out by talking to our bishop about the possibility of adopting.  Unbeknownst to us, he has four children, all of whom are adopted.  He said that he and his wife tried to have children for several years, and have found adoption to be the answer to their prayers.

There is also another couple in our ward that just got approved by LDS Family Services to adopt.

Right now, we are just leaving it all up to the Lord.  We know that what is supposed to happen will happen.

If you know of anyone who might know of children that might go up for adoption, please please please let them know that we are open for it!


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  2. Wow. What a big trial you've been going through! I'm so sorry. But I am so excited for you guys and will hope and pray for the best for you. I hear wonderful things happening through LDS Family Services and adoption in general all the time. I'm sure you saw that Ensign article dedicated to it a few months ago. As I'd been told at age 18, we struggled with fertility too. So I'm pretty well-versed in the options and have my own stories of dealing with fertility meds and charting and everything. So if you ever want to talk with someone who gets it and has at least been there to an extent, you let me know. I'm here. I absolutely agree that whatever is supposed to happen will happen. And I know that the Lord is on your side and will hear all of your prayers and do His best to comfort and guide you. Remember you have friends and family ready and willing to support you too. And it is absolutely a great idea to spread the word that you're wanting to adopt. You never know where your baby might be hiding. Good luck to you! Love you!

  3. I am sorry Tina! I know what you are going through. Good luck, and we'll pray for you! Love you!

  4. Love you lots, girl. Sometimes it's difficult to understand why things go they way they do. But someday it'll all make sense, right??? I know you and Chris will be wonderful parents! The Lord is mindful of the desires of your heart and will bless you. I hope all goes well with your adoption plans! So exciting! :o)

  5. Tina- I am thrilled for you and Chris to be exploring this alternative!!! In whatever way you get a child, you will be awesome parents. Good luck and I'll be praying for you.

  6. I don't know if I ever told you all, but I'm adopted. So if you have any questions, let me know!

  7. oh wow, tina, i (obviously) had no idea. good luck with the process-- one of my very best friends adopted a little girl (who is now two). if you want to talk to someone, let me know. i'm sure she'd be happy to help out in any way. also, do you read the r house? it's a really great adoption blog written by another girl i know from BYU. the address is:

    love ya sis! keep us updated!