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While you Wait Wednesday: Assignment 3

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

In the 2000 U.S. census the question was posed as to the total number of children of the household and then broken down into adopted, stepchildren and biological.  Here were the total numbers: Total Children of the Householder adopted   2,058,915    2.5% stepchildren     4,384,581     5.2% biological   77,270,611     92.3% This adoption figure includes relative adoption (i.e. grandma adopts her grandson) and non-relative (domestic ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chap. 3

This week we will look at Chapter 3 of “When the Cradle is Empty” by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter.  Chapter 3 is titled “Why Does Infertility Hurt So Much?”  I think this is such a great question.  It may seem obvious but it’s not.  We have all delt with disappointment before, we have all had to wait for something ... Read More »

Family “Recipe” Friday: The Gavin’s

Here is the story of the Gavin’s (names have been changed.)  After 2 years of infertility they recently decided to adopt.  They are still in the waiting phase as they wait to be connected with a birth mom.  Also hoping to still get pregnant. Recipe for The Gavin Family 1 storybook wedding (Married on Valentines Day! 2009) 1 husband (sales manager) 1 ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Assignment 2

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” Chapter 2

I’ve been reading “When the Cradle is Empty: Answering Tough Questions About Infertility” by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter.  This week we will look at Chapter 2: Pitfalls along the Path. The authors discuss their early beliefs that they would get married have children and live happily ever after.  When they weren’t getting pregnant they said they waited almost two ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Unlimited Funds

If you had unlimited money to spend on having a baby/child what would you do? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 1

What if there was only one day a week you were allowed to take pregnancy tests?  Wednesdays for example.  What if people can only find out if they are pregnant on Wednesdays?  Same for adoption calls.  Birth mothers can only choose waiting parents on Wednesdays and the adoption counselors can only call on Wednesdays to let you know the picture of ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: How many Babies are we Talking About

I like numbers.  I like to be able to calculate odds and help predict outcomes (I also have control issues!)  When my sons’ were born premature I wanted to know how worried I should be based on the different diagnosis’ they received.  I wished there was a universal worry scale like the pain scale they use at the hospital, the one ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chapter 1

While I was going through infertility I don’t remember finding many (any) resources that came from a biblical point of view.  I remember reading the Abraham and Sarah story but she was like 90! when she gave birth so I found it hard to relate to.  Now there are more books and resources out there that have a Christian view-point that ... Read More »