Okay, so two posts in a row of pictures of Mat and I, whoops. 🙈 But, I shared a little on my Insta story today and I wanted to share a little update on where we are at with our infertility journey. Not too much has really changed recently in regards to this. We had some frustrating test results that showed the medication I was on set us back substantially in making progress in fixing my thyroid issues and I am now on a new medication that we are hopeful and waiting to see if it is working correctly! Aside from that, we really don’t have any answers or a plan of action. We are currently looking for a new doctor as ours has kind of just stopped providing steps for moving forward and has pretty much just said, “Call me when you’re pregnant!”…which doesn’t do much when that isn’t happening.
So, in regards to infertility, we plan to find a new doctor and still pursue less invasive options to hopefully get some answers and get my body in a healthier place, regardless of whether or not that ends with a pregnancy.
The most exciting thing that I have been a bit hesitant to share about publicly because we don’t have any firm decisions yet is that we are strongly considering and pursuing adoption options!! Nothing is official yet, of course, and we are still looking into options regarding domestic infant adoption vs. embryo adoption, which are currently our main choices. We ultimately have a passion to foster and adopt through foster care, but with our travel schedule, it just isn’t a possibility in this season of life. We will 100% pursue this at some point, but for us right now, infant adoption is our best option.
Now, one of my main fears with sharing this, is that I don’t want people to assume that adoption is a last resort for us. I have heard some frustrating comments already from friends/family that I know mean so well but imply that adoption is only a route we are pursuing because it is our last option. Or that we should continue testing and basically do everything possible to achieve a biological baby and THEN if that doesn’t work, go the adoption route. For us, adoption was never a last option. In fact, we have had a passion (continued in comments)