The Cost of Moving Forward

Deciding what path to take when you’re in the midst of infertility is sort of like walking into a casino, and pouring $20,000 (or more) into one of four or five slot machines and hoping you picked the right one.

All of the choices are expensive.

All of the choices are a huge gamble.

All of the choices entail you and your partner being evaluated, questioned, and put under a microscope. Sometimes literally.

All of the choices can lead to heartbreak, disappointment, and loss.

All of the choices involve a leap of faith.

I am proud, terrified, ecstatic, nervous, and hopefully announcing that we are leaping.

When we get back from our cross country trip and find jobs, we will be pursuing domestic infant adoption.

Cross your fingers and hold on tight, because you know you are all coming along for the ride.

Source: via Jenn on Pinterest

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16 Responses to The Cost of Moving Forward

  1. Wishing you the best of luck on this next phase of your journey!
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  2. I am SOSO happy for you two!! I know I don’t comment often, but I’m a faithful reader and will follow your adoption story EAGERLY! It will be a roller-coaster, I know, but so WORTH IT in the end :)

  3. Abby says:

    How awesome! I’m looking forward to watching this story unfold… and continue unfolding!

  4. This is an exciting new development! I’m cheering you guys on so loud my neighbors might call the cops!!!
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  5. Molly W. says:

    Wishing you all the luck in the world! We decided to pursue adoption as well after almost 4 years of infertility & ended up conceiving our miracle (who’s now 6 months old) while saving up.

  6. Amelia Burke says:

    Oh that is SO exciting!!! I’ll be praying, crossing my fingers, toes, and hair for you!! I hope more than anything that you get the child of your dreams!!!

  7. Ginny Marie says:

    Best of luck as you begin this new journey together! What an exciting future is in store for you both!
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  8. Jen says:

    What fabulous news. It will be a wonderful experience Jenn, you both are going to be great parents. I’m so excited for you!!
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  9. Sarah (Smldada) says:

    Exciting news chica! So excited for you :-)

  10. So exciting and tons of other emotions at the same time!! Lots of prayers for the journey!! :) xoxo
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  11. Sarah says:

    I just got chills reading this! So exciting :)

  12. Jenny says:

    So excited for you Jenn! What a huge undertaking! Any child would be lucky to have you as a mom. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
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  13. Awwww. I’ll be a reference but I don’t know if they’d take me seriously since we only met once. But I feel like I know yall for real! “I met them online, and I love their writing. My son and I met them on a blind date at Rita’s and minutes after leaving my son said, “I miss them already.” They will make really wonderful parents!”
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  14. Tricia says:

    Jenn, I am so very excited for you! I wish you all the best, of course! And can’t wait to go along on this ride with you.
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  15. Becky says:

    I got goosebumps reading this. Certainly I am no one to tell you what your path should be, but I have a (strong) hunch that this is a great one for you and hubby. Enjoy your trip (and I wish you were coming anywhere near me, sad you’re not) and know good things are waiting for you when you settle back down :) Very excited for you all!
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