As we reflect back on the year, there are so many things to be thankful for: The health of living in a bountiful nation, the happiness of having choices, and the hope of what tomorrow will bring. Yet, as we ponder these things among our daily to do lists, nothing would seem quite as important if we did not have loved ones with whom we could share our greatest joys. Hearing family and friends laugh, and seeing them embrace one another as an expression of their love, reminds me of my own family.
I longed to hold a little one in my arms and know I had brought him, or her, into the world. Thankfully, I had that opportunity. I still remember it as if it were yesterday, the emotions, the dialogue, and the experience of holding her in my arms. It was wonderful! She is 25, now, and I am so grateful for her life and the love I have for her.
Perhaps you, too, have similar thoughts or feelings, desiring to become a parent, and welcome a baby into your loving arms and become part of your family.
Whether you have remaining embryos that you desire to place with another couple for the purpose of adoption, or whether you desire to adopt embryos so you can know the joys, and challenges, of parenthood, we encourage you to take your first steps in 2019.
We wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!