Today’s post for the Bloggers Fertility Conference is from Laura at Making Baby Provence. This post is SO GOOD. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have heard “Have you ever considered adoption?”, mainly from people who don’t understand infertility, but also from people who have adopted themselves. I think adoption is beautiful – I also think it’s a specific calling placed upon you and that you just know when it’s the right time. Adoption is not a solution to infertility and it’s not a band-aid. It also shouldn’t be treated as a last resort. It is beautiful in its own right, in the right time.
That said, I don’t feel called to adopt yet. I hope to someday, but right now is not the time. I’ve had a few people try to make me feel guilty for that. “Why go through all those fertility treatments when there are children out there who need homes?”, “I adopted and you really should, too.”, “Adoption will help you grow your family and it’s not that hard.”
So really, long story short – yes, I have considered adoption, but it’s not for me yet, and I shouldn’t be made to feel guilty for that.
If you’ve faced that question before, you have to check out this brilliant post from Laura:
“Have you ever considered adoption?
Adoption? What is that?!
No, in all seriousness, yes. We have considered adoption.
We have also considered natural conception,
natural-cycle IVF, and
mini-IVF (is there a difference in these last two?).