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Encouraging Statistics

According to the CDC: Number of women ages 15-44 with impaired fecundity (impaired ability to have children): 7.3 million Percent of women ages 15-44 with impaired fecundity: 11.8% Number of married women ages 15-44 that are infertile (unable to get pregnant for at least 12 consecutive months): 2.1 million Percent of married women ages 15-44 that are infertile: 7.4% Number ... Read More »

12 Rejection Letters

Think about it.  What if you applied for your dream job and you got turned down, no reason given so you applied again the next month, same response, a rejection letter in the mail without a reason.  You are determined so you apply again…and again…and again…for 12 months in a row.  Still you do not get the job.  What if ... Read More »

Every Day is Rainbows and Butterflies

It was quiet.  For the first time in 11 days it was quiet.  All the kids went back to school after Christmas break, even the twins had preschool and after I dropped them off I sat in my van and enjoyed the quiet.  No one needed me, no one had to show me anything, I did not have to be ... Read More »

The Stirrup Queen’s Creme-de-la-Creme 2011 List

If you are online looking for adoption/loss/infertility support you probably have stumbled across Melissa Ford’s “Stirrup Queen” blog.  She just published the “Creme-de-la-Creme” list of the best adoption/loss/infertility blog posts of 2011.  There are some amazing stories and posts on this list both humorous and heartwarming.  Take time to check it out.  I intend to read a few each day. ... Read More »

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years from our family to yours!  God bless your 2012 and all that it holds for you and your family!! -Cindy Read More »

New Years Resolutions (Part 5)

“A Gift of Hope”  Several years ago the Midwest chapter of RESOLVE had a drawing that offered three people the funding to make their dream of a baby come true.  The winners could choose to apply the money towards infertility treatments or adoption fees whatever it took to bring a baby home.  I did not win.  But all three winners ... Read More »

New Years Resolutions (Part 4)

Yesterday we talked about “Feelings and Facts”, today lets look at “Fears”.  Fear can be a healthy thing, it can help us think through decisions before jumping into something, but it can also hold us back from making a decision.  When you look at the two or three choices you have for your next step in your family building journey ... Read More »

IKEA: Table for 7 Please

So IKEA is offering free kids meals this week.  I love going to IKEA so I accept any excuse to go.  However, I framed it as a learning experience for the kids.  IKEA has several room layouts for very compact living.  They have apartments set up that are less than 600 sq ft with all the necessities often lofting the bed.  One extreme display ... Read More »

New Years Resolutions (Part 3)

Today your job is to take your questions from yesterday and compare your answers.  What is your first instinct?  What were you initially excited about, relieved about or most nervous about or had a nagging feeling of “see I knew that…”.  Let these be your guide.  For example if you were very apprehensive about adoption but after talking to three ... Read More »

New Years Resolutions (Part 2)

From the list of choices from yesterday which two are at the top of your list?  For example:  “Conceive with assisted reproduction and carry baby to term” and  “Adopt through domestic adoption”.  For each of those write down what the next step is:  “List 3 ART Clinics and the phone numbers” and “List 3 Adoption Agencies and the phone numbers”.  ... Read More »