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Here is the story of the Gavin’s (names have been changed.)  After 2 years of infertility they recently decided to adopt.  They are still in the waiting phase as they wait to be connected with a birth mom.  Also hoping to still get pregnant.

Recipe for The Gavin Family

1 storybook wedding (Married on Valentines Day! 2009)

1 husband (sales manager)

1 wife (medical assistant)

1 year as newlyweds

6 months TTC

1 Positive Pregnancy Test!

1 miscarriage at 7 weeks

4 more months TTC

1 visit with OB/GYN that specializes in infertility

1 million tests run on both of us

1 husband that passes with flying colors

1 laparoscopic surgery to evaluate possible endometriosis

1 diagnosis of endometriosis

1 “successful” surgery to remove adhesions on ovary/uterus

1 decision to pursue adoption while we decide if we want to do more invasive treatments, still hoping to conceive but open to adoption as well

1 overwhelming meeting at the adoption agency but decide to go forward

3,000 dollars to have our home study done and complete our profile

1 of about 45 profiles of intended parents waiting for a match at the adoption agency

Lots of long nights hoping we get a call or get pregnant on our own.

Thank you so much for sharing your story!  Be sure to keep us updated on your journey.  If you would like to share your Family Recipe send it to me at: recipeforafamily@hotmail.com.  Looking for stories at any stage of the journey.