Wednesday, March 21, 2012
March 2012 ICLW
Hello to those stopping by from ICLW. If you are new to ICLW, it stands for International Comment Leaving Week. If you are new to my site, welcome. If you've been here before, thanks for stopping by again. Time has flown by for me this month. It feels like a lot has happened, but yet seems like not much progress.
Our story briefly: Babe (hubby) and I have been TTC for over 8 years (I cringe every time I look at the number!). We were first diagnosed with "unexplained infertility" Since then, we done just about everything... clomid, surgeries for polyps, 4 IUIs, and a total of 4 IVFs, with the last one done last July. My RE determined that we have low egg quality, probably due to age (I am 38). However, we have been trying for more than 8 years, so we wonder if it had always been an egg issue? I guess we'll never know.
Since the last IVF July, we had taken a break from fertility treatments, and now wondering what's next. At last month's ICLW post, we were thinking about adoption, and trying to decide which one to go with - international or domestic. Since then, we attended the information meeting at the adoption agency, and we have decided that we would pursue multiple tracks at the same time. We are currently on the waiting lists for both the US Marshall Islands international program, as well as the domestic infant adoption. We have started our adoption application and homestudy paperwork. At the same time, we are also working on the online application for embryo adoption. With the homestudy, once approved, we can do any of the 3 options. Of course, we will come to a point where we can only pick one, but in the meantime, we need to get our paperwork done.
I will be posting more about this adoption journey, so stay tuned.