About

I am a 30-something attorney living in Baltimore, Maryland with my husband, daughter, and two beagles. For many, many years, our life was good, but was missing a key component: a child.

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.

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4 Responses to About

  1. Laura says:

    Good luck. My heart goes out to you. My husband and I are on the waiting list (since Feb. 5, 2009) for an infant from Ethiopia as well. The waiting is much harder for me than it is for him. The day will come – and someday we’ll look back and remember fondly that slice of time when we were waiting with heavy hearts.

  2. M. says:

    thanks for stopping by my blog! I’ll be checking yours out as well…Good luck on your adoption process–I know it can feel so long.

  3. Jaclyn says:

    Hang in there, the waiting is really tough. My husband and I currently waiting to adopt a child from Korea and this time of year it is incredibly difficult. I wish you the best of luck!

  4. Pat says:

    I’m in the same boat. Miscarriage, infertility, etc. Waiting for up to 30 month old for over 22 months now. Of course that’s just the official waiting time, not the real waiting time. I feel like this difficult process is changing who I am.

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