From Infertility to Adoption
Infertility, or the inability to have children, can weigh heavily on a couple’s mental and social health (Tao, Coates, Maycock, p. 1). Choosing adoption as the route to expand your family after infertility issues is not an easy decision. Infertility treatments coupled with medications don’t always work for every couple and are often intimidating due to their expensive price and no sure guarantee of a successful pregnancy. These treatments prove physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. Adoption, like medication and infertility treatments, is not the path for everyone, and that is alright! Still, if you are interested in child or infant adoption, you must consider a few things moving forward after your infertility journey.
First, adoption is not a solution to infertility, it is a specific plan and path to building and expanding your family. As a couple, you need to decide with your partner if adoption is right for you. If you do decide to move forward with adoption after infertility, you still have a complex process ahead of you. Since adoption will bring on its own unique set of challenges and decisions, it cannot be viewed as a second choice or something that you are settling for. It’s important to be on the same page as your partner and make the decision together. After doing research, asking questions, searching for adoption centers or private adoption agencies, and discussing options as a couple, if you feel that moving forward with adoption is the right choice for you and your family, please see foreverboundadoption.org for more information or to get connected with an adoption professional who can help you navigate your Utah or Idaho adoption journey.