When my husband and I were married in 2013 we knew we wanted to have kids. We planned to wait a while to enjoy each other's company before we got busy starting our family. During those first years of marriage, we began to grow more serious about our faith. One day I shared with my husband that I felt as if I had never experienced any serious obstacles in my life. I wanted to learn to trust God more, so I prayed that He would bring me an obstacle so that I might grow closer to Him and glorify Him for bringing me through.
Little did I know that this would be a painful request and would be the start of a long season of waiting.
In 2016, my husband and I finally decided we were going to try to start our family. We had been married for three years and my sister was pregnant. We thought it would be fun to have a baby around the same time so our babies would be close in age! We tried for a year and made the decision to get a medical opinion. After many rounds of tests, we found out that we had absolutely no chance of conceiving naturally—our only chance to have biological children was to pursue IVF.
We knew IVF was not an option for us. We made the decision to start saving up funds to pursue domestic infant adoption.
Fast forward to 2020 and our adoption was still pending. One day we came upon a video on the Gospel Coalition about embryo adoption. We had never heard of it, but once we started to learn more we knew God was opening a door to allow us to experience pregnancy and to have a family of our own. We found the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program. They spent time explaining the program to us and answering our questions. We decided to move forward with embryo adoption shortly thereafter.
Like any adoption process, it would take a while to get all the way through from start to finish. In December of 2020, we were matched with a beautiful family that wanted us to adopt their remaining embryos. We will never forget that day, and we will forever be grateful to God for this family. We transferred one of those embryos in May 2021, and in January 2022 we welcomed our son!
Even though the wait had some painful moments, we are so joyful and thankful to God for our son. Infertility helped us become patient; in our waiting we trusted God and He made this miracle possible. Through the whole process, my husband and I grew closer to each other and to God, and for that we are thankful. Our prayers were answered, and God has been faithful all along.