OK, so I was very surprised to get the email informing me that I had been selected for the March Adopt-a-Blogger. I feel very humbled to think that we're going to have so many wonderful people praying for us and our desire to become parents. It is a little added bonus that my birthday is in March, so that the timing of this seems like such a beautiful little birthday present from God!
|This is me. Hi! I'm Casey.|
|This is my sweet husband, James.|
Well, over the past 1.5 years, I've gotten the Graves Disease controlled with medication and am currently under medical observation to see if it is in remission (here's hoping!). James and I have been discussing and praying about what path we should follow regarding our infertility. I'm about to turn 36, so my biological clock is definitely ticking, and I feel like I need to make a decision soon. I could try to resume infertility medical treatments, but to be quite honest, I'm a little scared of the idea of the hormone supplementation. It may have just been a coincidence of timing, but my hyperthyroidism symptoms only first started showing up right after I started the H.CG and progesterone. I'm worried that trying to fix my fertility hormones may jack my thyroid hormones up again. We're also seriously considering the possibility that God may be calling us to parenthood through adoption rather than biology. We know, for sure, that if we do adopt, it would be from the foster care system (probably a sibling group), as opposed to aiming for infant adoption. We've discussed it and that just feels more "right" for the two of us.
So, if you all could pray for direction for us, that would be great! Of course, if God wants to give us a pregnancy, we would be beyond thrilled, so prayers for that miracle pregnancy would be unbelievably appreciated! But even more so, please pray that James and I are able to discern God's will for us and the right path to take at this time: pursing infertility medical treatments, or foregoing medical intervention and pursing adoption from foster care. And thank y'all so very much for taking the time to pray for me and to allow me to pray for you as well.
Here's the link back to the Adopt-A-Blogger prayer campaign, now being hosted at Conceiving Hope!