After many, many tests. Numerous emotional ups and downs on our infertility journey over the past six years and counting. We have realized that for now, God is moving us onto adoption for our family. According to our doctors, our only course is IVF - we still have mixed feelings about it and are not counting it out but for now, it is an expensive choice to name just one reason. For those unfamiliar with IVF, it can cost upwards of 20k. A staggering number to say the least. Our insurance does not cover or help with IVF costs. You can get grants but that is a whole other ball of wax.
God is good. He is a promise-maker and a promise keeper! We hold fast to that knowledge as we trust Him, and cling to our hopes in Him.
The update for this week is that we have two skype interviews with adoption agencies. The costs with adoptions can greatly vary and a LOT of couples are out there trying to adopt as well! A blessing that presents its own challenges, the room fills up and you're placed on a waiting list with no more than an email saying "we'll keep in touch". It's hard but yay God! I'm so thankful for each person having a small part of God's heart. That's okay but it is hard to take already and we are just at the beginning of this journey. I for one am SO thankful for God sending me on this journey, I am learning new things alongside Josh left and right. Information overload! It is so amazing how much I was wrong, and the comfort to be found just in digging a little deeper, talking with friends who've been where we are. I ask for your prayers for our journey, and for these upcoming interviews.
We plan to use this blog, and our facebook page to keep you updated on our journey. I will plan to at least touch base weekly here on Fridays. We plan to even have live videos from our facebook page not sure what that will look like yet but we are excited!