Hello, I’m 38 years old and have been wishing to have a baby for too long, but my husband does not. I’m tired and I know the older I am, the fewer my chances of having a natural conception are, so I’m ready to adopt an embryo. I just can’t wait any longer. My FET due date is on 6th January, 2016. I’m from the USA.
I’d like to hear other similar stories that end up in a successful pregnancy, which I’m sure there exist plenty of them 🙂December 8, 2015 at 3:55 pm
Hello Lisa and everyone,
I’m Mark from Rochester, Minnesota and would like to share my story, because my wife and I have been through a lot and would like to share our miracle with you all.
Well, now I’m 53, but by the time I was 47 and my wife 43 we decided that we wanted to become parents. We’ve always wanted to be a family, but we also loved traveling, so we kept on doing so until we realized our fertility clock was ticking. I remember we asked ourselves where did time go, but it was indeed gone, so there was no point in continuing beating ourselves.
My feelings by that time were confusion, betrayal, disappointment, grief, frustration… yet determination, so there we went. Life gave us a huge gift when, after trying so hard to conceive, my wife, Amanda, got pregnant naturally. We’ve always been Catholic so we were not so eager to start a fertility treatment before trying naturally. And it worked! She got pregnant, but soon she had a natural miscarriage.
As the clock was still ticking, we moved to IVF, leaving therefore our faith behind. We went through 3 failed IVF cycles and had to cope with unmeasurable feelings of pain and inferiority. But we had a last chance and its name was Marcus and Samantha Harris.
Yes, our last chance was embryo adoption and that’s what we chose at that moment. The Harris family wanted to share their leftover embryos with us and so they did. My wife and Samantha became close friends throughout this process, which made things easier for all of us. When they finally chose us to be the recipients of their unwanted embryos, our feeling of joy was indescribable… We were in a bundle of joy! Suddenly, years of despair turned into happiness and hope, plenty of hope above all.
Doctors told us that the best thing would be looking for a gestational carrier, because my wife was not probably able to carry the pregnancy to term. After the miscarriage she had and 4 failed IVF cycles, we couldn’t take that risk again, so that’s what we did.
And here I am, holding my son in my arms 🙂 So… remember, hope is the last thing ever lost!December 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm
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