Moms and dads describe how they decided to become parents through adoption.
Each child has his own story
“We have two children. After several unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant, I conceived and delivered a son using donor eggs. Two years later, we adopted a newborn domestically. I loved being pregnant and being able to nurse my son, but when we wanted a second child, we knew we couldn’t go through the stress and turmoil of infertility treatment again. Each of our children has a different story, and I wouldn’t change either one for anything.”
Attempted donor egg, then adopted
“We were close to some couples who used donor eggs. We tried one cycle and got pregnant, but then I miscarried. At that point we reevaluated and moved on to adoption. We realized that it was more important to us to love and raise a child than to be pregnant. We also decided that we’d prefer for neither of us to have a genetic connection rather than only one.”