I’m about to turn 40 and all of a sudden realized I want to have a baby. Well, there is a bit more to it than that. When I was 26 I was told I was likely infertile and had a genetic disorder I could pass on to my kids. And it could be fatal. So I chose to not have children. It was an incredibly hard choice for me. Fast forward 13 years and a new doctor says I don’t have it. I never did. I do have PCOS, but if I wanted children there is no reason I shouldn’t have them.
Six months later my husband and I decided we are going to go for it. I’m turning 40 in less than two months. We have no idea what we are doing. We are terrified. But we want a baby to join our family. And this is our journey. May the force be with us.
Nearly two years after starting this adventure to make a baby and build a family we had to accept that I was probably too old for this shit. So instead of continuing to put ourselves through the hell of infertility, we decided to pursue foster parenting. We got our license in June 2016 and eventually hope to adopt through the special needs adoption program.