To many people, November is a month of Thanksgiving, family, and holiday plans. But, what you may not know is, November is also Adoption Awareness Month. This month is all about opening society’s eyes to families that don’t look the same. It’s not about celebration. It’s about acknowledging that there are children, in this world, that have experienced loss. Those children need parents and families to step up and invite them in. They need a voice. Adoption Awareness Month, is about shedding some light on a different route to creating a family. It’s not all sunshine and flowers, but it is raw and real.
Y’all know I like to keep it real around here. You get to see my fun trip posts and my planner posts and my happy life posts, but I also like to share the behind-the-scenes look. The unfiltered view. In the past, I have shared about my infertility struggles and not long ago, I shared our adoption announcement. In that post, I did share a little bit about what led us to choose adoption, but it was the technical story and this is the emotional one.
Happy Monday! (I know…those two words don’t go well together). I am happy today though, because I am actually getting the opportunity to post! The past couple of weeks have been super busy. I was doing a lot of work and maintenance on the website. It may not look very different to you, but there was a lot going on in the background. I will spare you the boring details and jump right into todays post. It’s all about why I chose to stop fertility treatments.
This is something I have wanted to share for awhile, but I wanted to wait until after I had announced our adoption plans. You may think that the adoption stuff came out of left field, but the truth is that it is something that I have always wanted to do.
I want to make it clear that I did not choose adoption, due to infertility, because I think that is the wrong reason to adopt. It is a very different route to parenthood. I am not saying that you should not adopt if you have been struggling with infertility. I am just saying that infertility should not be your reason for doing it. That is what bothers me the most about the, “Why don’t you just adopt?” question that infertile couples get asked. You should never, just adopt. But, let me get off of that soap box and back to what today’s post is really about.
I want to share a little bit about my decision to stop fertility treatments.
I know I have been MIA recently, but I have a very good reason. As you can see from the title of this post, we have finally announced to the world, that we are adopting! Could I be more excited?! NOPE! Today, I wanted to share a few of our favorite photos from our adoption announcement. I also wanted to share a little bit about what we have done up to this point and what the future will hold. I do plan to do a more extensive blog series on our adoption journey, so if that is something that interests you then do be sure to follow me over on Instagram and Facebook, so you can know as soon as new posts go live.
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