To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New Bloodwork

Well, 2011 is in full swing, and to "celebrate" Mr. C and I officially started our fertility work-ups today.  Woo hoo?

Mr. C had his "little swimmers" analyzed today (I think I was more embarrassed about this than he was!); and I had several vials of blood drawn to check for all sorts of hormone, adrenal, and thyroid issues that are known to cause or add to infertility issues.

Dr. S says we should get answers within about 24 hours - wowza!  I just hope that there is an answer or answers in these easy solutions.  Otherwise, it's on to the big stuff like surgery to find out if I do, in fact, have endometriosis (which I REALLY don't want to have to go through)!

The weirdest thing of all was while we were checking Mr. C in at the lab where his "swimmers" were being checked out, the lady behind the counter who was African American started talking about how hard it can be to get pregnant.  Then she was going on and on about how she and her husband know that they're going to adopt one day through the bi-racial program through foster care; so, I told her our position and how we desperately still want to adopt. 

She gave us some names of some people in Springfield who are involved in helping to place bi-racial children in their forever homes here in Missouri.  We were so exited, because this is EXACTLY where we feel God is leading us on our path toward adoption!  I am convinced that we will be parents to a bi-racial child someday (maybe sooner, maybe later, but it WILL happen).  She was so uplifting and positive.  God knows when you need a boost, and he brought one in this super nice lady!

Next time I write, I should have some answers FINALLY!  We're so excited to learn some TRUTH!  Hooray!



  1. I hope you get complete clarity on everything very soon Mandie! I love that even when life brings you down, it can't extinguish your innate hope and positivity! This is YOUR year. And I've been through the whole fertility testing thing (Jeff too had many "dates with a cup" as we called it, LOL) so if you have any questions, I'm an open book.

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