Did you ever do fertility treatments?
I took Clomid for 3 months, but it did not work for us.
Why did you choose adoption instead of in vetro fertilization?
Choosing adoption was a matter of prayer, and we had a very special, private experience, together as a couple, and with our Heavenly Father that ensured us that adoption was the right choice for us.
Do you ever want to give birth now that you've adopted?
I love this question! I think it is a natural desire of women to want to experience pregnancy and child birth. I have that natural feeling, and I don't think it will ever go away. However, if I never carry a child in my womb, or give birth, I will feel just as satisfied and fulfilled as a mother as I would had I gone through child birth.
We want to adopt, what's the first step?YAY! Finding an agency that is best for you, that will meet your needs emotionally and financially, and will support you the way you need to be supported, is the first step. The agency you choose will be able to direct you the rest of the way.
We think we want to adopt but we're not certified yet, should we put the word out that we're hoping to adopt now, or should we wait until we're certified to tell people?
Networking and letting people know that you are hoping to adopt can one of the best ways to meet the birth mother and baby that are meant to be in your life. It is never too soon to get the word out. However, keep in mind that if, per chance, a birth mother chooses you and your child is born before you are certified, you will almost always have to become certified before the baby can be placed with you. Each state, and even some agencies have different rules and regulations, so my best advice is to be in touch with an agency before you begin spreading the word.
How much does adoption cost?
This totally varies depending on your agency, the child, the state, etc.
Do you have any suggestions for things to see or places to eat when I visit Chicago?
For pizza, the BEST mozzarella sticks ever, and delicious home made root-beer, we like Roots on Chicago/Damen.
For brunch we love The Bongo Room on Milwaukee Ave. Try their white chocolate pancakes and thank me later.
The museums in Chicago are INCREDIBLE. See as many of them as you can.
We haven't done the architecture boat tour yet (it's too cold) but we've heard it's a must see/do.
For thrifting we like the Milwaukee Ave. stretch between Ashland and Damen
For shopping we go to Michigan Ave. (ForeverXXI, Anthro, H&M, Macy's, Dillard's, Norstrom, etc.)
When it's hot outside we spend our days at the Oak Street Beach
When it's cold outside, we stay home. :)
For a cool ice cream experience visit iCream on Milwaukee and Damen.
***If you have any questions you'd like answered e-mail myspoiledeggs @ gmail.com