Monday, May 30, 2011
Our journey begins...
Seems like we have been working towards creating a family forever. We started trying to get pregnant nearly six years ago. We got married in April of 2003, so we really have been working on this the majority of our marriage. It's been a humbling experience for us, and ultimately has brought us much closer together. Over the last year plus, we have done many IUIs to no avail. The IUIs are extremely invasive, including injections and visits to the clinic and drugs with unpleasant side effects. This post is from a male perspective, so please forgive me as I cannot accurately describe or express what Megan has gone through to this point.
Our pregnancy specialist suggests that the next step is in vetro as he insists neither of us are infertile. The success rate of that can be anywhere from 35% - 65%. Considering that in vetro is an even larger financial commitment than IUIs, we have decided that adoption is where fate is leading us. Both adoption and in vetro can cost upwards to well over $20,000 apiece. We have decided to use that financial commitment to adopt a child. We have seriously considered in vetro and we respect and admire anyone anyone who chooses that route.
We will share much more soon, but if you want a quick insight into a little more of what Megan has had going on recently, check out http://www.hopesodreams.com/
Thanks for reading.... Brett
Posted by Megan at 9:24 AM