About Me: Female, 41, Homer Glen, IL, member since Apr 2011
After my first pregnancy and heart-breaking miscarriage in 2004, I just couldn't decide when I want to try again. My marriage problems at that time didn't make it any easier...
[More] I was diagnosed with depression/anxiety disorder and ADD soon afterwards.
It was a long and difficult battle but I finally got better in September 2010.
I've finally gained clarity and peace.
For the first time in my life I realized that I really want to be a mom and now it's the right time to take action:-). Unfortunately after months of trying we didn't conceive.
After couple initial visits at Fertility Clinic we found out that my FSH level is high, ovarian
reserve diminished and my husband's sperm is not too perfect, either.
We tried IVF that resulted in pregnancy but I have miscarried at 7.5 weeks due to genetic abnormalities in April 2011. That scared me - I couldn't stop thinking about my age, my poor quality eggs and the high risk of having a child with genetic issues... We decided to proceed with international adoption ( hoping for a newborn) but after a few months they told us that there was no chance to adopt children under 5 years of age from the country we have chosen... After a long conversation with our social worker, I realized that deep inside I still wanted to actually CARRY a baby and be a parent from the baby's first moments. Our first thought was egg donor, but I have checked every clinic in Illinois and their prices were way too high for us... One day I talked to a friend here, on MH and she told me that she knows someone who was adopting embryos. That sounded interesting!
I spoke to that lady, did a lot of research, found an embryo adoption agency and also found a new fertility clinic (because of their own embryo adoption program). We just finished a home study ( requirement of embryo adoption agency ) when I found out that there are 3 embies waiting for us at the new fertility clinic!!! It was unbelievably fast and we couldn't be happier!!! I had the transfer in December 2011 and got pregnant with our son, Jacob. He is the most precious and beautiful gift I have ever received :-)
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. Hey girl!!! Long time no hear from! How are things going? I think of you a lot!!! Would love to hear how Jacob is doing and see a new pic or 2 :)
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