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The Thursday Thinker: Adoption Loss

You’ve gotten the call. A birth mom has picked YOU! She met with you and your husband and she wants you to be her daughter’s adoptive parents. You can hardly believe it. You will be a mother after all. You’re aware of the risks but truly believe this will work out. You go shopping, register for baby gifts, you set up ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: IVF

The co-founder of the process of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) has died: British Nobel laureate and IVF pioneer Robert Edwards dies at age 87 The research in the field of Assisted Reproduction continues to grow.  Now IVF is much more successful, “More than 5 million babies have been born as a result of the in vitro fertilization techniques that Edwards helped ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Unexplained Infertility

What if you have been to the doctor, had the tests done and the results are inconclusive? “Approximately one in five couples will experience unexplained infertility despite completing a full infertility work-up.” (www.resolve.org) Where do you go from there? How do you know how to proceed? How do you deal with the emotions that go along with the uncertainty? Read ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: Dealing with Loss

I just read a blog from a mom who lost her baby seven weeks ago. Reading what she wrote in real-time was so heartbreaking, so raw. My heart goes out to her. How can I help her know that the pain will subside? That there is hope? That someday she won’t spend every waking moment reviewing what happened and questioning what she ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: The Russian Adoption Ban

In December/January the Russians put a ban on adoptions from Americans. The last two children who had been previously matched with American parents, were allowed to leave for America on April 2nd, so the ban has officially begun. What do you think the ramifications of this will be? Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Easter

Are you prepared for the next holiday? Do you have answers for the inquisition as to the reasons that you and your husband have yet provided your mother-in-law with grandchildren? What if your cousin announces her third pregnancy and rolls her eyes about how bothersome the morning sickness is? Have you though about how to handle the emotions when you ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: Baby Dedications at Church

If you are trying to get pregnant or have experienced a miscarriage or pregnancy loss it can be extremely difficult to sit through a baby dedication ceremony at church. If you are going through a time that is very emotional you may want to skip the service if you know a baby dedication may be a part of it. Different ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Embryo Adoption

Have you considered embryo adoption? Or if you have frozen embryos and feel your family is complete, have you considered offering your frozen embryos for adoption? What are the concerns and/or benefits of it? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: While I’m Waiting (Song)

I know the movie Fireproof came out years ago, but the theme song is a touching one about waiting that also applies to waiting for a baby. The lyrics for “While I’m Waiting” by John Waller can be found here. -Cindy Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Unexplained Infertility

I almost think Unexplained Infertility would be the hardest to deal with. How do you make a plan for something that you don’t know what the problem is? How do you know how to use your resources, what treatments to pursue if you have no answers? According to a RESOLVE article, “Approximately one in five couples will experience unexplained infertility ... Read More »