We trust only in the Lords leading and His timing in all we do, that includes adding to our family. We felt He closed the door to us adopting again from Haiti but we know He is still calling us to adopt.
One option we are prayerfully considering and stepping out in faith in is embryo adoption. We don't debate IVF and don't allow for unsolicited opinions but we are happy to share what we are learning so that others who may consider this option are informed too.
There are 600,000 frozen embryos in our country left over from IVF procedures or made by Drs for clinic use..
There are clinics that will do a transfer of an existing embryo to an adoptive mother without a homestudy for around $3,500. There are also placement agencies that handle the adoption like that of any other child with a cost of around $15,000.
Also within embryo adoption there are special circumstance embryos that tend to be overlooked because a sibling was born with special needs, or the bio mother has a genetic condition or because there is only one and many families prefer 2-3 embryos at least.
Embryo adoption is a fairly new approach to adoption. We trust only in the Lord leading and timing and love and appreciate all the encouragement and support we receive from friends and family.
With our boundaries that we have set as a family neither opinions nor negative comments are allowed but we certainly don't mind answering questions that come from a pure heart and sharing our story.
We will be taking the first step in faith this week and going to see the Dr to make everything would be ok for me to carry another child (or two ;) ).
Just like in any adoption process there are no guarantees. Its a journey and we take each step as it comes and trust in Him with where it leads.
Bless you all for your continued prayers as we prayerfully consider how the Lord may call us to expand our family.
Praising His Name in Sprit and in Truth~ Goose and Gillian