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Photography by Stephanie Dennehy Photography
Family is what we live for. Growing up I was very close to my family and I still am to this day. My siblings and I would constantly make mud pies, play baseball and take road trips. We did everything together. I have always wanted to have a family of my own. When Thomas and I realized that we could not have children on our own my heart hurt but that didn’t stop us from starting a family. I had faith that eventually we would be blessed with a baby.
We used every method available to get pregnant, donors, IUI and In-Vitro Fertilization four times. During the last IVF treatment I only produced 5 eggs when we wanted at least 20. I cried! Out of the 5 only 2 were fertilized and placed. Two weeks later when I got my pregnancy results, I cried! We were pregnant the test was Positive!
That was the happiest month of my life. I was glowing. Thomas and I would go baby shopping for clothes, cribs and strollers. I say that was the happiest month of my life, because I was only pregnant for a month and then I had a miscarriage. There are no words that describe my pain and heartache.
With time I felt better. We had to move to the next option so Thomas and I started the adoption process. Background checks, finger prints, referrals, classes, home studies, financial reports and physical exams where some of the things that we had to do just to be approved for our home study. It’s a very time consuming process.
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