We started our family-building journey in August 2005 and after two years of unexplained infertility, which included every test known to mankind and a year of fertility treatments, we ultimately had three naturally-conceived pregnancies over the following year and a half. Each ended in miscarriage due to a balanced translocation of two of my chromosomes. While unconfirmed, I believe I also had a 4th (very early) miscarriage about a year after getting off the TTC wagon.
After much thought and consideration, we chose to pursue adoption instead of further fertility treatments. We began the process to adopt a child from Ethiopia in March 2009. We never expected the twists and turns that particular path would take, but ultimately, it led us to our daughter, whom we brought home in October 2012 at the age of 9 months. She is the light of our lives.