Just wondering how many others out there lost their fertility but then went through with the adoption of a child.
I am the proud and extremely blessed mother of a 2 1/2 year old little boy who is the best thing that came out of my cancer experience.
In January of 2005 my husband of 2 1/2 years and I decided we would try and start our family that summer. The best laid plans... In April 2005 I was diagnosed with NHL and all those dreams shattered. The race to save my life started and doctors told me in a quick side note that there was no time to store eggs and I would most likely lose my fertility.
By August 2005 I was in remission and then had a stem cell transplant in early 2006. Two years later my doctors gave me the go ahead to look into in-vitro using donor eggs. My husband and I agonized over the decision, but ultimately decided it was not an option for us and we began our adoption journey.
Things from then on were almost serendipitous. We went to an information meeting at an agency in October of 2007, started the home study in February 2008, completed the home study on July 15, 2008. Our son was in our arms on September 15th 2008 - an unheard of TWO months of waiting. He was born one day after my 3rd anniversary of remission.
Not a day goes by that I don't feel blessed to have him in my life. The thought that he is only with me because of what I suffered through almost makes me believe that all things happen for a reason and we were destined to be a family.