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Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chapter 14

In the book, “When the Cradle is Empty”, by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter Chapter 14 is titled, “Are You Ready to Adopt”.  They list six things to help you evaluate if you are ready to pursue adoption: 1.  Be sure you really want and will accept an adopted child. 2.  Be aware of unresolved issues. 3.  Be honest about your motives. 4.  ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

Waiting is one of the hardest struggles related to infertility.  The infamous 2 week wait (2ww) to see if you’re pregnant, the waiting 2 more weeks to try again when you find out you’re not, the wait to see the specialist, the waiting on test results.  If you are further down the road maybe it’s the wait for the next round of ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Assignment 8

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chap. 9

This week in reviewing the book “When the Cradle is Empty” by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter we take a look at Chapter 9: “How Shall We Then Pray”. John and Sylvia bring up a series of good questions regarding prayer: 1.  “How should we pray?”- They write, “There is no magic formula for prayer, no right or wrong words.  ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 7

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Adoption Stats

Following are some statisics on adoption from the CDC: Adoption and nonbiological parenting Percent of females 18-44 years of age who had ever adopted a child, 2002: 1.1% (0.6 million) Percent of females 18-44 years of age who have ever taken steps to adopt a child, 2002: 3.4% (1.9 million) Source: Series 23, No. 25, Table 82   [PDF – 4.7 ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 5

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: International Adoption vs Domestic Adoption

If you decided to adopt, would you adopt internationally or try to find a birth mother in the U.S. and have a domestic adoption?  What are the pros and cons of each?   -Cindy Read More »

Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chap. 4

In the book “When the Cradle is Empty” by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter, Chapter 4 is titled “How Can You Cope While You Hope?”  They list 8 strategies to help deal with infertility: 1.  Nourish relationships with those who understand 2.  Find or form a support group (www.resolve.org, www.bethany.org/step, www.hannah.org) 3.  Get online support 4.  Spend time with energizers ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Who Wants to Know?

Who do you share your treatment plans with?  Does your mother need to know you are doing an IUI?  How about your mother-in-law?  What about your boss?  Do you have to explain why you will be missing a few morning meetings for the next month?  What if your next IUI works, do you share how you got pregnant with your ... Read More »